Collaboration with Dr. Steve Gaines, pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church, Memphis), who goes against the prevailing wind by saying we don’t need more slick programs and high-tech media in order to worship. What’s most critical is welcoming God into the center of our services. “Don’t plan church to attract people,” he advises. “Plan church to attract the presence of God, and God will draw the people.” Strong but needful words from a blue-chip Southern Baptist with a Ph.D.

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