It’s often said the best way to measure the effectiveness of a church is to have it removed from the local community. Think seriously about that for a moment—if your church was shut down, displaced or destroyed, would it be missed by the people around it?
Several years ago, Matthew Butler walked away from his Christian faith. The South New Zealander was done with Jesus and had dusted his hands of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. All that would change, however, on a weekend in November.