adjective — [des-uhl-tawr-ee]
definition: lacking a plan, purpose, or enthusiasm
It is true that some traditional churches are desultory, dispirited, boring, dull, lifeless, inept, small, disheartened, or otherwise dying. One does wonder, though, why such a dead dog keeps getting kicked, sometimes quite viciously, by the church marketers.
David Wells, The Courage to Be Protestant, 39