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  • Church ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 13, 2009
     | 2,496 views

    CHURCH DROP-OUTS 70% of people who discontinue going to church in America do so between ages 18 and 22. Of those who attend college, 69% of active churchgoing youth stop attending church for at least a year between ages 18 and 22. Yet 71% of active churchgoing youth ...read more

  • The Church  PRO

    Contributed by Charles R. Swindoll on Dec 13, 2004
    based on 5 ratings
     | 4,536 views

    The church is not: * An ark for the saving of a select few. * A ferryboat to take effortless passengers to the shores of heaven. * A life insurance company, with no obligation on policy holders except the payment of a small annual premium. * A social set, welcoming certain people and ...read more

  • Is Your Church A Church Of Bones?

    Contributed by Jay Mccluskey on Jan 29, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,068 views

    IS YOUR CHURCH A CHURCH OF BONES? In the town of Sedlec in the Czech Republic, there is a famous cemetery that dates back to the 13th century. Some 40,000 people who died from the Black Plague in the 14th century and in the Hussite wars in the beginning of the 15th century were buried there. ...read more

  • Fewer Men In Church: In 1990, Church ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 5, 2006
     | 1,762 views

    Fewer Men In Church: In 1990, church sociologist George Barna found that 40% of the men he polled had some kind of church relationship. That figure has now slipped to 26%. The situation is probably even worse than this data indicates. Many men are in church on Sunday only because their wives and ...read more

  • Strong Small Churches - The Bigger A Church ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 20, 2007
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    Strong Small Churches - The bigger a church grows, the worse it becomes both in quality and in its capability to reach new people. This surprising finding comes out of a Germany -based Institute of Church Development study of churches worldwide. In churches with attendance of less than 100, 31% of ...read more

  • The Roof Of The Church Hall Of A Little Church ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
     | 3,210 views

    The roof of the church hall of a little church was falling down. So the members of the church held regular prayer meetings in the hall after the service to pray for funds to repair the roof. There was a rich old man, known to be very tight with his money, who used to attend and sit near the back of ...read more

  • The Church Service Ended At The Lutheran Church ...  PRO

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Jun 1, 2003
    based on 13 ratings
     | 3,792 views

    The church service ended at the Lutheran Church in New Sweden, Maine as everyone “passed the peace.” It was the first Sunday after Easter, and the 50 people in attendance headed to the fellowship hour to have some coffee. Some of the people complained that the coffee was bitter, but people ...read more

  • A Church That Has Passion Is A Church Where ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 1, 2001
    based on 139 ratings
     | 4,777 views

    A church that has passion is a church where "Discouraged folks cheer up, dishonest folks fees up, sour folks sweeten up, closed folk, open up, gossipers shut up, conflicted folks make up, sleeping folks wake up, lukewarm folk, fire up, dry bones shake up, and pew ...read more

  • Influential Churches The Church Report Magazine ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 20, 2007
     | 1,694 views

    Influential Churches The Church Report Magazine has published their annual list of the 50 most influential churches in America. 2006’s most influential church is Willow Creek Community Church. #2 is Saddleback, #3 Northpoint (Andy Stanley); #4 Fellowship Church (Ed Young); #5 Lakewood Church (Joel ...read more

  • Touching In Church

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Sep 6, 2005
     | 2,041 views

    Touching in Church What is all this touching in church? It used to be a person could come to church and sit in the pew and not be bothered by all this friendliness and certainly not by touching. I used to come to church and leave untouched. Now I have to be nervous about what is expected of me. I ...read more

  • Church Stats

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 10, 2006
     | 1,409 views

    Church Stats: · 23.9% of Americans belonged to an evangelical denomination in ’65 compared to 25.4% in ’96. · In ’65, 27.2% belonged to a mainline denomination, in ’96 it was down to 22.1%. · Catholics have declined from 23.9% of the U.S. population in ‘65, to 21.8% in ’96. · In ’90, 65% of ...read more

  • Church For Fanatics

    Contributed by Paul Wallace on Sep 20, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,570 views

    Church For Fanatics One man wrote "I was a supply preacher for a small town Texas Church, coming in early Sunday, preaching a sermon to the congregation, and then leaving after lunch. Arriving early one Sunday I sat down at a local donut shop, opened my Bible and went over my sermon notes. " A ...read more

  • Division In The Church

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Sep 6, 2014
     | 5,071 views

    Daniel Overdorf- A few years ago I visited a couple in their home. Both husband and wife had lived most of their lives apart from Christ and His church. Their marriage- a second marriage for both- had grown rocky. The 50 year old husband faced a frightening battle with cancer, and neither ...read more

  • Church Nevers  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 10, 2002
    based on 75 ratings
     | 2,426 views

    CHURCH NEVERS 6. Never ask an usher to break a $20. 5. Never do a cannonball in the baptismal tank. 4. Never hold a church business meeting on Super Bowl Sunday. 3. Never tell the pastor, "We love your church and we might even come back next Easter." 2. During youth group activities, never ...read more

  • Arthritic Church

    Contributed by Gene Gregory on Mar 30, 2009
     | 1,771 views

    ARTHRITIC CHURCH Dennis is suffering from Rheumatoid arthritis. Many of you are familiar with the disease. The body attacks itself causing pain, disfigurement, and an inability for the body to function as it should. My friends, the Bible says that we are the Body of Christ. This church and ...read more

  • Dead Churches  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 8, 2009
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,850 views

    DEAD CHURCHES In the town of Sedlec in the Czech Republic, there is a famous cemetery that dates back to the 13th century. Some 40,000 people who died from the Black Plague in the 14th century and in the Hussite wars in the beginning of the 15th century were buried there. Around 1400 a Gothic ...read more

  • Church Is Good For ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 14, 2009
     | 785 views

    CHURCH IS GOOD FOR MARRIAGE Married couples who attend church services frequently are happier and more likely to succeed in their marriages than those who don’t attend church often or not at all, finds a Univ. of Virginia study. 70% of husbands who attend church regularly are “very happy” in ...read more

  • Mom's Church  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 6, 2011
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,290 views

    MOM'S CHURCH Four scholars were arguing over Bible translations. One said he preferred the King James Version because of its beauty, eloquent old English. Another said he preferred the American Standard Bible for its literalism, the way it moves the reader from passage to passage with confident ...read more

  • A Peacemaking Church  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 25, 2011
    based on 9 ratings
     | 3,444 views

    A PEACEMAKING CHURCH I can tell this story because one neighbor has died and the other neighbor no longer lives across the street from our church. Our neighbors endured the disruption of their lives as we built on to our church. I'm sure that contributed to their lack of patience with us. We put ...read more

  • Church Unity?  PRO

    Contributed by Bob Joyce on Sep 17, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 8,032 views

    Church Unity? I read about a church that split, and that split began over an argument at a potluck supper when a lady brought a congealed salad she made with Cool Whip instead of real whipping cream. There’s a book entitled War In The Pews that talks about real-life instances which are absolutely ...read more