What Happened?!?

Never in my lifetime did I believe I would see the church in such a state. I’m talking about the capital “C” church here. Certainly there are churches making a huge impact on people’s lives for the Kingdom and the cause of Christ but the universal church is struggling at best.

My heart is breaking for the bride of Christ. We don’t have to look far to see the church today in serious trouble. We’re increasingly viewed as irrelevant and out of touch. The majority of Americans view the church as nothing more than a social organization that does some good things, maybe, but really has no relevance in today’s world.

How did a group of people 2000 years ago without advanced degrees and none of the resources we have today impact the entire known world for the cause of Christ? And why are we viewed as irrelevant when we are equipped with seminaries, mass media, marketing, and vast resources. Why are we viewed as a nice subculture by most and downright evil by some.

I came across two articles one declaring “More Americans Say They Have No Religion”, and another with the headline “The Coming Evangelical Collapse”.

What has changed? Where have we gone wrong? What must we do to become again the Church Jesus planted?

I have written a book called “A Broken House”. It has been sitting in my computer for almost 3 years and I would like to walk through it with you over the next little bit. I would love to discuss it with you and get your feedback before it goes to print.

Please comment and invite anyone who you think would add to the conversation.

Also I will release my E.P. “I Will Sing” on October 16th. The next few weeks will be a mixture of this conversation and song stories from the E.P. I can’t wait for you to hear it!  You can listen to the first cut here.

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Gary Trobee is a certified coach and a seasoned leader with over 20 years’ experience mentoring, coaching, and encouraging leaders and their teams.


  • At 2012.09.13 14:11, Chris said:

    I have a few thoughts on this subject and looking forward to reading what yours are.

    • At 2012.09.13 15:56, Lori Baker said:

      Gary, The American church, plus other christians in industrial nations are inept at living the Christian life because we do not know anything about spiritual warfare. That is a topic that is not usually talked about in the mainstream churches. Believe me, Satan and his demons are active and they are laughing at how inept we are. I am reading a book by Dr. Karl I. Payne "Spiritual Warfare". I highly recommend it to anyone. Before Christ comes back which could be any day now, things are going to get really bad. Our nation is about an inch from bankruptcy and the powers in control want to break us so they can bring in the one world government, church, etc. A lot of people will get woke up when that happens. Until HE comes be faithful. Love to the family, your sis-in-law, Lori