How do we measure the success of a contemporary church? Our Executive Presbyter, in discussing this problem suggested that the most common measurement was the 3 B's -- Buildings, Budgets and Butts. A church with a large budget, impressive buildings and lots of butts in the pews is counted as successful. Dr. Tozer, though, reminds us
"We may as well face it: the whole level of spirituality among us is low. We have measured ourselves by ourselves until the incentive to seek higher plateaus in the things of the Spirit is all but gone"
Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.