Friday, January 25, 2008

Churches' Greatest Critics May be Their Own Followers (Christianpost.com)

Interesting article at Christianpost.com

Criticism from people outside of Christianity toward the Church doesn't surprise many. But when negative viewpoints are being expressed by believers, it raises a red flag for churches across the country.

In the latest research report by Sam S. Rainer III, who heads Rainer Research, only 39 percent of people who dropped out of the church perceived their church as "caring." Meanwhile, 51 percent of them called their church "judgmental."

Among other unfavorable views from those who quit their church, 41 percent of them said their church was "insincere." Only 20 percent felt their church was "inspirational;" 30 percent said their church was "authentic;" and 36 percent said their church was "welcoming."

The survey was conducted on 18- to 22-year-olds and is featured in Rainer's upcoming book, Essential Church?.

Read the whole article at Churches' Greatest Critics May be Their Own Followers

Or, read Sam's thoughts about it on his blog...

2 comments:

preacherman said...

I totally agree.
Great post brother.

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