Most megachurches â€” which earn that label around the 2,000-attendance level â€” are led by baby boomer pastors who soon will hit retirement age and without suitable replacements in the pipeline. And some fear the big-box worship centers with lots of individual programs no longer appeal to younger generations.
Skye Jethani, a senior editor of Leadership, a prominent evangelical magazine for pastors, compared megachurches to the real estate market of a few years ago.
â€śIf you asked people back in 2007 if the housing market was doing well, people would have said yes,â€ť he said....
"she said. â€śWe owe it to the God-fearing people in the pews to not create a crisis or create a situation where they lose faith.â€ť"
Quote, "they lose faith" which is precisely the point the only way you can lose faith is if it is human intellectual assent to a religious philosophy.
When faith comes from God as His gift to the elect and is the work of the Holy Spirit in the heart of the sinner then you can never lose what God Himself provides.
"Potter power" Ro 9:21 Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour? 22 What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction: 23 And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory, 24 Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?"
v23 "he had afore prepared" - is one Greek word which means "to fit up in advance" (lit or fig)