In this age of uncertainty, it is tempted to lean upon the past as the guidepost for the future. We built our churches as full-fledged institutions with our own buildings, staff, and programs. As much as these things are indeed helpful to ministry, they can also be a liability. In this article from the Lewis Center for Church Leadership, Carey Nieuwhof outlines five “addictions” the church must overcome if growth is to be attained.