After being in the ministry for ten years I can honestly say that nothing bothers me like competing for the attention of people. In this world in which we live it seems there is always something more important than church. I was discussing this with a friend of mine yesterday. When we were growing up we went to so many church things that we couldn’t pay kids to come to now. Heck even parents are hard tog et to the church. It seems as if church has been relegated to a “if I have nothing better to do” role.
Whether it be a sports event, work, a social gathering , just time to “rest” or some other reason it seems that it is getting harder and harder to get people to be seriously committed to attending a worship service or serving in the church. Now don’t get me wrong I understand that church and God are not the same but it is my experience that those closest to God want to be in the church where there are multiple opportunities to serve the God that saved them from their sins and the ones that are apathetic or flippant about there faith are the ones that have a “take it or leave it” attitude towards the church.
I am tired of competing and I bet God is too