Church, Here’s Why People Are Leaving You. Part 1

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September 3, 2014 by Jay Helms

This blog is excellent. John has hit the nail on the head with this writeup on why people are leaving the church. It is definitely worth a read. These reasons are why we want to live and do as we do at Echo. We have a lot of work to do to reengage the people around us for Jesus. Knowing these realities make the task much more clear. Thanks, John.

john pavlovitz

WalkingAway

Being on the other side of the Exodus sucks, don’t it?

I see the panic on your face, Church.
I know the internal terror as you see the statistics and hear the stories and scan the exit polls.
I see you desperately scrambling to do damage control for the fence-sitters, and manufacture passion from the shrinking faithful, and I want to help you.

You may think you know why people are leaving you, but I’m not sure you do.

You think it’s because “the culture” is so lost, so perverse, so beyond help that they are all walking away.
You believe that they’ve turned a deaf ear to the voice of God; chasing money, and sex, and material things.
You think that the gays and the Muslims and the Atheists and the pop stars have so screwed-up the morality of the world, that everyone is abandoning faith in droves.

But those aren’t the reasons…

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