Wow this is an emotive question… why are people leaving church, and leaving churches in droves. Is it leadership, preaching, worship, the people or all of the above?
In my area, there are more Christians disenfranchised and no attending church than there are Christians actually attending church. This does not even count the “floaters”, who are going from church to church seeking the one that suits.
Perhaps more than ever before we are witnessing people who have been active and involved in church life, and often in leadership, leaving the church and going nowhere. In this worship leader podcast we ask the big questions, “Why is this happening, and what can we do to try and stop it?”
People Leaving Church is Happening More and More!
Years ago a family attended the same church for most of their lives, through all the highs and lows, struggles and controversies. They remained committed, and it was their church.
However, in the internet age, where people stay on a webpage for 1.5 seconds at a time, we expect instant things, and I suspect we are applying the same reasoning to churches, rather than staying and waiting for change. And let’s face it, some pastors and worship leaders are never going to change, so if the possibility is impossible, you can’t blame people for leaving!
The bottom line worship leaders is that we are in a position to actually bring about change and plug the hole that drains the church! God has laid at our feet this enormous privilege, and we can either just keep doing what we are doing, or we can listen to the Lord and trust Him to use us to draw people into the church, not drive them away. I am not saying we are the reason they are going, but very often we are part of it! There are usually deeper issues, but wouldn’t you like to be part of the solution, not the problem?
So settle back and grab a coffee or tea and listen to the team grapple with this very important issue, not only for you as a worship leader, bu for your church and the Church Universal…