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Understanding The New Apathy About Church Attendance
Most people who don’t attend church are not making a conscious choice against it. Choosing requires awareness.

Perfect Attendance Is Imperfect

People who love Jesus want to gather with others who love Jesus.

If they don’t want to, nothing will make them. If they do want to, nothing will stop them.

Stop emphasizing guilt about church attendance. Start emphasizing the joy of belonging.

The days of giving out ribbons for perfect church attendance is gone. (Yes, that was a thing!) Good riddance.

Guilt no longer motivates. If it ever did.

Only love can do that. And only love should.

And even then, love doesn’t motivate anyone to attend church services. It motivates us to worship, to gather, to celebrate, to learn, to serve and to invite others into that same joy.

That’s what we need to do.

Stop emphasizing guilt about church attendance. Start emphasizing the joy of belonging.

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November 26, 2018 at 1:00 AM

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