Church, Here’s Why People Are Leaving You. Part 1

I rarely reblog anything on this site, but sometimes I run across something so powerful and perfectly conveyed, I have to share it. Since we’ve been talking about churches and their glaring problems, this fits right in.

john pavlovitz


Being on the other side of the Exodus sucks, don’t it?

I see the panic on your face, Church.
I know the internal terror as you see the statistics and hear the stories and scan the exit polls.
I see you desperately scrambling to do damage control for the fence-sitters, and manufacture passion from the shrinking faithful, and I want to help you.

You may think you know why people are leaving you, but I’m not sure you do.

You think it’s because “the culture” is so lost, so perverse, so beyond help that they are all walking away.
You believe that they’ve turned a deaf ear to the voice of God; chasing money, and sex, and material things.
You think that the gays and the Muslims and the Atheists and the pop stars have so screwed-up the morality of the world, that everyone is abandoning faith in droves.

But those aren’t the reasons…

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4 responses to “Church, Here’s Why People Are Leaving You. Part 1”

    • You really did a fantastic, spot-on description of what a lot of us non-church attending Christians think. I was happy to spread it a little further. A lot of my followers are church members as well as non-going ones. It becomes a bit of a point of contention because every person has their reasons they feel right about their decision, and when others patently disagree, it causes people feel judged and defensive. You made you points clear without attacking the people who are not the leadership of these institutions. That was excellent! Thank you for sharing part two. I’m on my way right now to read it!
      ~ Bird


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