For most of Christian history, Christians saw church attendance as central to a true, robust faith. Though the downward trend in church attendance and belonging has been taking place for years, the COVID-19 pandemic made the issue even worse.
Despite the fact that many Christians rightly bristled at government officials referring to churches as “non-essential,” a much bigger problem is the number of Christians who see church as “non-essential.” If Christians do not value church, then churches fail to bring the good they can to a hyper-individualistic society. Simply put, if believers struggle to remember why church matters, they cannot effectively share the love of Christ with the world.
The Church was created by God, and every Christian belongs to it. In other words, the Church is essential.
We are called to be members of the body of Christ for the greater good—not only for ourselves, but to fulfill God’s mission for us on earth.
This month, for a gift of any amount, you will receive access to an upcoming course offered by the Colson Center, The Essential Church: Why the World(andChristians) Still Need the Body of Christ. This course will equip you to understand, share, and defend the biblical case for church engagement and involvement.
The Church is strongest when its members are active, connected, and bound together by religious conviction, shared values, and a firm grasp of its mission. The Colson Center serves to provide Christians with the tools they need to live out God’s plan on earth.
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