Why Church Sucks - Week 1

Why Church Sucks: Week 1


Getting to Know You:

  • What are some things that can cause us to forget our purpose?

  • What are some things we can use to remind ourselves?


Digging Deeper:

Pastor Doug says, “The relationship between church and culture has always been rocky...as it should be.”

  • Do you agree or disagree? Why?

Read aloud Matthew 16: 13-18

  • What does this verse mean to you?

  • What does the author mean by, “and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.”

    Read aloud 1 Corinthians 4:2-6

  • How is it possible to agree, be without division, and united in mind and thought when we are all so different?

  • Why is unity of the church so important?

Read aloud Ephesians 4:2-6,

  • What does it mean to be called to one hope?

Taking it Home:

There is a technique called “The 5 Why’s”  used to determine the “root" cause of a failure. You ask “Why” over and over again, until the original cause of the chain of causes and effects is found. Do you think the same technique can be used to determine our “root purpose” ?

There are two types of accomplishments: “Resumé" accomplishments and “Eulogy" accomplishments. Resumé accomplishments help us achieve things in our careers and impress people. Eulogy accomplishments are the ones highlighted in the eulogy of a person that has passed.

  • How are Eulogy accomplishments different?

  • List 3 examples of each

  • Are you working on your Resumé or Eulogy list more?

  • In what way will you walk in your “why” this week?

  • How can your group be praying for you?


Dayna Mitchell