We’ve heard horror stories on how the modern church is shrinking. No one is going to church, or so we’re told.
Some of these scary church statistics are true.
However, the reasons the church isn’t growing like we think it should are not the reasons we think. We’re actually pretty far off base when we come to the reasons people stop coming to church.
What’s Not Working
Church leaders try to put on big church productions, the ones with flashy lights and slick production. Church leaders believe this is what will bring people to church.
Church leaders try to make the message of the Bible more relevant. Church leaders believe watering down the truth of the Bible will bring people to church.
Church leaders try to tickle the ears of their congregants. Church leaders believe playing to what people want to hear will bring people to church.