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.  

Zion Lutheran Church

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.

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  1. Yes wanda church is still important in my life and many of our farming people are church people .Keep up the good work Wanda

  2. Thanks, Wanda, for being brave enough to write and publish a comment like this. I also feel like our churches, whether country or city, are extremely important in the lives of everyone.

  3. To people who attend a Christian church they are important. As are all faith based gathering locations. For society as a whole, Christianity is fading and slowly being replaced with a myriad of other types of social gatherings and other forms of community support. Humans have existed for about 200,000 years and Christianity has been around for about 2,000 years. I think humans will be fine with or without Christian churches.

      1. Do you believe humankind would end if Christianity ended? That seems unlikely given humans did without Christianity for well over 150,000 years. Even farmers did without Christianity for over 8,000 years. I’ve nothing against Christianity, I believe it to be good and important. Historically speaking however Christianity hasn’t been necessary to support life.

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