“We are going to look for another church.” The words stung the young pastor. He was quite unaware of how to proceed. Should he confront the members on their way out for some explanation? Would it be polite to ask what happened to were considered good friends and church members?
The young pastor did ask. It did not help. While there are lots of reasons people look for another church, in this case the reason amounted to, “They sing the music we sing here much better.” Moving from a church of 300 to a church of 10,000 was prompted by singing better arrangements of the same songs. Welcome to church in the 21st century.
Another pastor recently received word a church leader would be leaving to look for another church. “Our children don’t look forward to coming to church.” Really. David Fitch responds to this sentiment,
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