We sure got this opinion this summer on our Great Commission trips: “I don’t need to be in a church. I’ve got my family and my Jesus.” We traveled to Arizona, California, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota and of course all over New Mexico in 2022. So many people said they no longer go to Church, they ‘do Church’ with themselves or family and friends. The most common reply on why they left the Church was, “Its become to political or I just get nothing out of it. The last 6 years or so with many pastors supporting immoral political candidates hurt the Church so very much. It tarnished the Church. Very, very concerning. It is such a blessing to meet folks and have honest discussions. JESUS at the center!
Most Americans say worshiping alone is a valid replacement for regularly attending church. How do you teach the importance of the church?
By Jonathan Hayashi from Lifeway Research
“I don’t need to be in a church. I’ve got my family and my Jesus.”
According to the 2022 State of Theology report, 66% of Americans say worshiping alone or with one’s family is a valid replacement for regularly attending church. If Christians have Jesus, why do they need to pursue other relationships that add commitments to their already busy schedules?
Christians respond to the gospel through repentance of sin and faith in Jesus. But is that it? What’s the problem with replacing the local church with a solo Christianity? Here are four questions to ask to help your church understand the importance of the local body of believers. More Here
From Pastor Dewey:
Remember only 6% of Americans have a Biblcial Worldview! Just 37% of pastors in America have a Biblical Worldview! Denominations are fading away as times goes on here in America. Very sad state of affairs!
For The Christian Post:
Despite a growing rejection of organized religion, with fewer than 50% of Americans holding formal church membership, spiritual openness is on the rise, with a majority of U.S. adults saying they believe in God or a higher power and want to grow spiritually, new data from the Barna Group suggests.
God’s Word is the final authority for faith and life.
as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.