Published: June 10th 2006June 10th 2006
I attended church last Sunday at New Brooklyn United Methodist Church and my Pastor informed us that he attended a Methodist conference during the prior week for leaders within the church, like himself. He reported an alarming statistic to our sunday school class; only 98 out of the almost 400 churches represented at the conference reported new members coming through their doors to worsip Christ in 2005. Wow is that sad, only 25% of the churches representd were successful in reaching into their communities and sharing the grace so freely given to us all. I wonder if this a trend? I wonder if Christianity is in trouble? I wonder if people are looking to God, Christ, their church families and their pastors for guidance in 2006? Is it not cool to be a christian? I think this may be one of those times that I might have to look into the mirror!