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  1. It allows members of the congregation to be comfortable with the fear of sharing their faith.
  2. It allows members of the congregation to feel the story of what God did in their lives doesn’t matter. It’s actually a little insulting to God.
  3. It allows members of the congregation to believe outreach doesn’t matter.
  4. It denies the opportunity for members of the congregation to bond through shared experiences of struggle and healing.
  5. It allows members of the congregation to feel insecure and shame, that every one else around them in the pews has a better life and walk with God. Such feelings lead to withdrawal and isolation.
  6. It sets a tone in the congregation that what matters more than anything else is appearances of success and achievement.
  7. It is the opposite of vulnerability and when people aren’t vulnerable they are suspicious and protective…catastrophic for ministry effectiveness.
  8. Testimonies are evidence of the effectiveness of faith. Without evidence, people may doubt your church is really having impact.