Approximately half of the adult population in the United States today is single. Yet, as we examine the attendance in churches we find that our churches are not reaching that half. How do you minister to singles today?
Stories are such an important part of the Bible. The Old Testament is filled with the practical stories that have become the foundation of so much Christian teaching. There are some great stories like David and Goliath, Moses and the 10 Commandments, and Joshua and the Wall of Jericho.
It is so easy for a church to become busy with all kinds of programs that are basically irrelevant, including worship services and sermons that have no relevance to the people in the pew. It is time for us to be on target and relevant to the people we serve!
Sunday I attended the closing worship service for a mainline protestant church in a busy part of the city. Certainly it had ceased to grow and the number of participants had declined but that was not because the church was not needed. It was because the church was not being presented in a way that is relevant to people of the 21st century.