What’s hurt the church in America more than anything? In my opinion, it is the clergy/laity divide. It’s the idea that you must be seminary trained to lead people to a walk with the Lord. Interestingly, there is new data suggesting that if the church in America is to survive, we must raise up and empower church members to be disciple makers (The Great Evangelical Recession, Dickerson). When the church scattered because of persecution, in Acts 8, the Bible says that “those who had been scattered preached the Word wherever they went.” (vs. 4) Later, the same man that set-off the persecution of the church would say, “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.” (I Cor 11:1) Lord, may it be that every member would be willing to say and do likewise! Let it begin in me! And, if I’m not; then, Lord, what am I even doing?