When a Church is Dying

Saw this quote a while back and really identify with the truth in it. People debate how to recognize when a church is dying all the time. Most people look at declining offerings, budgets, staff, or attendance, but I agree with this quote that a dying church is something far different than that.

When the preferences of the church members are greater than their passion for the gospel, the church is dying. -Thom Rainer

Your thoughts?