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Church Critics Poll

February 20, 2007 by

How does your church deal with criticism?Last week we asked how your church deals with criticism. An amazing 45% said their church tackles criticism head on with honesty and openness. 27% said criticism was met with obfuscation and vagueness, which was more of what I expected. 14% went with denial, 9% with oblivious and 6% said it’s a rarity.

Assuming our extremely scientific polling methods can be trusted, this is probably encouraging news that churches are getting better at dealing with criticism.

This week we ask what “ministries” churches should consider dropping.

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Kevin D. Hendricks


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2 Responses to “Church Critics Poll”

  • Stratford
    February 20, 2007

    oddly enough, our church has dropped a few non functioning ministries and replaced them with ones that work for us. the best example I can provide is that we have no youth group, so to speak. Instead, we work with another ministry that supports Russian orphanages. In effect our youth group is a Russian orphanage, and that works for us (especially when we go there for a mission trip)


  • Ariah Fine
    February 20, 2007

    Wow, I wonder where all those churches are. I want in.



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