Can we really know anything anyway?
If you listen to what many mainstream scholars are saying, everything about Jesus’ life and ministry is kinda up for grabs. We don’t know that he did stuff or said stuff, and most of Paul’s letters are either misunderstood or not written by him anyway. So, the gospel should really about felt needs and the wants of people.
If that’s the case, then what is really important in ministry is that you make people feel as if they have accomplished something by being “in church”. Ministry is all about adding value and purpose to people’s lives.
Feel People’s Desire for Importance
Stop requiring righteousness or expecting Biblical literacy – redefine what it means to be a follower of Christ in “practical” terms and you will give people a goal that they can not only shoot for, but can accomplish with minimal investment from them
That couldn’t possibly backfire on you, could it? It’s not like people will constantly want more affirmation or expect compromising more and more of my deeply held convictions. They won’t become the all-consuming me-monsters of your universe, will they?
[This post, and all in this series, are satirical hyperbole. That means I am making a point by exaggerating the opposite point.]