The real reasons your people aren’t turning up to church every week

Posted on May 3, 2017 
Filed under Opinion, Resources

“Church just feels like a sanctified busy activity or round of activities. And activity and a perceived requirement to be active is wearing people out.

For the average family juggling mortgage repayments in the commuter belt, working two jobs, with three kids in two different schools ten kilometres from each other, and ageing parents two hours drive away, busy is the enemy, whether that’s secular busy or church busy. Church no longer looks like a safe place, regardless of whether it’s signed up to Safe Churches or not. Church feels like a busy place, and busy is no longer safe. …”

Stephen McAlpine in Perth responds to a recent article on declining church attendance among evangelical Christians.