It is not about what programs a church can offer a visiting family. It is about being a real church family that desperately wants to care for one another and reach out to the lost.
Rather than worrying about the “numbers” (which we proudly display in bulletins and on attendance boards) and “programs,” congregations need to focus on the spiritual health of their members and reaching out to the lost.
We need to invest time and energy into building stronger Christian families who are equipped for spiritual battle.
We have a bunch of “big” congregations that are spiritually sick or dying–but as long as the calendar is full and the numbers are there, no changes are made.
And the decline continues…