Many mainline Protestant churches still struggle to fill the pews, as evidenced by a multi-million dollar advertising campaign from the United Methodist Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
People drop away from church attendance. Young people are not interested.
So how can church improve? What can the church do for you? Or maybe itâ€™s not the churchâ€™s problem.
Actually, it may be our own fault.
In the early days of the church, Christianity grew incredibly. The apostles purposefully traveled long distances to spread the good news, took the time to talk face to face with others, and spend time with new believers.
Thanks to the web and internet technology, we donâ€™t need to budge to talk to someone on the other side of the world.
However, we donâ€™t really talk to people anymore, either; we communicate by mediums such as cell phones, computers. In our love for technology and gadgets, we may have lost that human touch and sense of community.
Of course, we have to adapt ...1