Some may questions whether church is still important. Some will say yes. Some will say no. Hopefully, by asking the question, it will prompt you to think about the answer.
Recently, our small country church celebrated a welcome back to Sunday School and New Member recognition. After a summer break, it is time our young head back to Sunday School to continue learning about their Savior. We also love new members, which is why we celebrate and welcome them. We celebrated with an after church meal where we enjoyed grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, onion rings, and an ice cream sundae bar with all the toppings.
What comes to mind when you think Country Church?
When most people hear country church, many assume a congregation that is scant in size and overloaded with old people. (And old people are not a bad thing!) For our church, neither could be further from the perceptions. I couldn’t be more excited about all the young families that attend.
We are not a perfect church. In fact, you will not find a perfect church. Why? Because we are all sinners. God wants us to be like him and no matter how hard we try, we fail. But we keep trying.
Christianity in Downward Trend
I recently read that Christianity is on a downward spiral and people are not attending church like they have in the past. It makes me sad because I believe our churches are important for all of us individuals/families, but also for supporting our rural communities. I don’t dwell on the discouraging projections because I know God has a plan.
Just know God says you are worthy, and you are important.
It just takes one step to be inside a church.
So, are churches still important?
A resounding yes.