Survival of Rural churches

If you speak to any Pastor, one of his or her main concerns would be people the massive drop of church members on Sunday Morning.

If you speak to any Pastor, one of his or her main concerns would be people the massive drop of church members on Sunday Morning.If you speak to any Pastor, one of his or her main concerns would be people the massive drop of church members on Sunday Morning. I think the first thing we should look it why. Why are people not concerned? Why the congregation are not engage. In this article we're doing to discuss the concerns.

With the advancement in technology, people feel there no need to go to the local church when you can stream the service at home. Even if smaller church doesn't have this technology, most larger churches does. Technology is great, but the bible states "Forsaken not the assembly of the church". Its important to come together as one and worship to the only one, Our heveanly Father. Stream church service is good for those who are sick and unable to come to church. However, streaming service shouldn't be a person only source of worshiping experience.

Another reason is the lack of ministry involement. People want to feel involved in something bigger than them. There are some people who are flat out bored with the same old same old every Sunday. They would like to help but sometime this can be very political. Yes even in the church there are politics. People love their position and will guard it with all cost, even if they're not doing anything in their position. They're not doing anything and doesn't want anyone to do anything positive.

Another reason is the hours. A lot of Todays workforce consist of working swing shift, rotating shift and any other shift outside of 9 to 5. As a results, people are tired and doesn't feel like going to church. Sometimes, the hours are just conflict with their work schedule.

The bible say there will be a great falling away in the last days. This scripture was talking about a person heart from God. If we go back 20 or 30 years ago, the churches was almost full every Sunday. There definely have been a shift in our culture, mind set and leadship. As a leader, our job is to open the lines of communication and speak to our people. We need to see what positive change we can make to improve the church as a whole.

 

 

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