10 Things That Ain’t Church (Thoughts on Irregular and Declining Church Attendance)

ChurchLeaders | 6/6/2019 | Staff
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It’s never been easier to avoid church, skip church or exit church than it is today.

And it has a lot of church leaders and Christians scrambling to figure out what’s happening, why it’s happening and what it all means.


Those are great questions.

On the positive side, a lot of the social stigma associated with ‘missing a Sunday’ is gone…and that’s not a bad thing. Self-righteousness and judgment should never have felt at home in church anyway.


On the other side, though, what’s actually going on?

Is it a good thing for Christians to rarely/never/infrequently attend church?

Thing - Replacement

If you watch online, does it count? If you do your own thing, is that a good replacement?

In the last few decades a whole new set of questions has arisen that we’re not sure we have the answer to. Church leaders are scrambling. People are coming up with their own answers. And I’m trying to figure it out too.

Bias - Decades - Church - Leader

Complete bias here: I’ve spent over two decades as church leader. I’m hardly impartial....
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