A Church of Busy Believers
by Sandra Doran
“Question: I am on the board of a 150-member church that seems to be in a Laodicean state. While we get a pretty decent attendance at church each week, whenever we schedule mid-week meetings and other activities, only the same small handful of people show up. How can we get the saints to realize that church membership should be more than just sitting in the pew each week?
Answer: I am wondering whether you are asking the right question. Rather than judging a group of people as Laodicean, perhaps those in leadership at your church should be asking, “How can we better meet the needs of our congregation?” If your programs aren’t working, it may be that they are not a match for those whose lives demand…”
(This article is an excerpt from the Jan-Feb 2005 edition of The Sabbath Sentinel)
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