It is a mistake to assume that everything a Christian congregation does is Christ-centered and faith-based. This is especially true for congregations who have waned in their clarity of and commitment to a God-breathed vision. These congregations often confuse Christ and culture—what is of God and what is of society and government. As a result, many of these congregations regularly affirm cultural actions rather than Christ actions, and unfortunately they do not see the difference.
For congregations to transform they must be clearly focused on being a community of Christ serving in a context and committed to missional engagement.