A Church Without Churches

Does Mainline Protestantism care about the local church?

Dennis Sanders
8 min readApr 5, 2022

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The following is adapted from an article I wrote in 2012.

I’ve been what could be considered a Mainline Protestant for 30 years. In those 30 years, I’ve learned something about mainliners:

We really suck at planting churches.

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Dennis Sanders

Middle-aged Midwesterner. I write about religion, politics and culture. Podcast: churchandmain.org newsletter: https://churchandmain.substack.com/