Statistics tell us that church attendance is on the decline in North America and that churches that were once full are shutting their doors. In this message we look at some common factors that lead to churches closing and we'll explore what we can do to curve the statistics.
Someone once said that a healthy local church was the hope of the world. And the world could use some hope. In this message we will look at what churches that bring hope are doing and how we, as followers of Jesus, can do the same.
With so many different types of churches, how do we know if we are part of the right one? Together we will look at what is essential for a church to be a church, and how so much of what we call church today is just a matter of personal preference.
With so many other things we could be doing on a Sunday morning – like sleeping – why should we show up to church? And since we can listen to messages online whenever we want, why do we even need to go? Together we will explore why we shouldn’t give up meeting as a local church even if being the church is much more that a Sunday service.
The word “church” comes from the Greek word “ekklesia”, which means assembly or meeting. But what is the church really? Is it just that building we go to on Sundays? Together we will explore what the Bible says the church is, and why that matters today.