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  • Singles Ignored: Generally Churches Ignore ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 3, 2006
     | 2,379 views

    Singles Ignored: Generally churches ignore singles or treat them as if they are strange. Given the fact that almost 50% of the U.S. adult population is single, churches need to recognize singles as normal. And churches need to minister to their diverse needs, including those who have ...read more

  • Church Nevers  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 10, 2002
    based on 75 ratings
     | 3,594 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 bungee ...read more

  • Church Stats

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 10, 2006
     | 2,078 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

  • Sleeping In Church

    Contributed by Charles Salmon on Jan 15, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 6,421 views

    Sleeping in Church A Minister, while preaching, noted most of his congregation was asleep. He stopped the sermon and asked a deacon to pass the offering plate. The deacon woke up red-faced and reminded him the offering had already been taken. His response; “Never mind, take up another one. I ...read more

  • Joy In Church  PRO

    Contributed by Paul Green on Oct 28, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 8,810 views

    JOY IN CHURCH Then there’s the story about a little boy in church with his mother. He was a good little boy, quiet and well behaved. He didn’t cause any problems. But every once in a while he would stand up in the chair, turn around, look at the people behind him and smile at them. His smile was ...read more

  • Sports And Church

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Mar 13, 2010
     | 2,506 views

    SPORTS AND CHURCH Football in the fall. Basketball in the winter. Baseball in the spring and summer. This pastor has been an avid sports fan all his life. But I’ve had it! I quit this sports business once and for all. You can’t get me near one of those places again. Want to know why... Every time ...read more

  • The Ship Of The Church

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Jan 9, 2012
     | 1,876 views

    THE SHIP OF THE CHURCH In Wheat That Springeth Green, author J.F. Powers has one of his characters say, "This is a big old ship. She creaks, she rocks, she rolls, and at times she makes you want to throw up. But she gets where she’s going. Always has, always ...read more

  • Thoughts On The Church

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Jun 20, 2012
     | 2,052 views

    THOUGHTS ON THE CHURCH Here are some thoughts on The Church from a few 30 on down in age, individuals from the book "The Relevant Church": Quotes: Tyler Watts, "I think I disconnect from the Gospel of Jesus Christ when I'm not involved in close relationships with other believers." Philip Evans, ...read more

  • Church Debt: Your Church Magazine Reports That ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 27, 2006
     | 1,334 views

    Church Debt: Your Church magazine reports that 54% of all churches carry some kind of debt. 32% of small churches (annual budget up to $100,000) carry debt versus 69% of churches with budgets over $500,000. The median debt is 64% of the annual budget with larger churches carrying the highest ...read more

  • Web Churches 83% Of Churches With Web Sites Say ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 13, 2006
     | 1,314 views

    Web Churches 83% of churches with Web sites say their use of the Internet has helped congregational life and 83% report e-mail communication from the church staff has helped ...read more

  • Black Churches: A Study Of 2,150 Black Churches ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 27, 2006
     | 1,591 views

    Black Churches: A study of 2,150 black churches by C. Eric Lincoln and Lawrence H. Mamiya in their book "The Black Church in the African American Experience," report that “nearly 70% of black churches are involved with social service agencies and non-church ...read more

  • Video Church- About 1,000 Churches, Mostly ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 20, 2007
     | 1,686 views

    Video Church- About 1,000 churches, mostly evangelical, use remote feeds, live or via DVD. In ‘05, 91% of mega-churches used the technology, up from 65% in ‘00, states a Hartford Seminary survey. Many Christians have taken to “godcasts” through video churches. Video technology allows leaders of ...read more

  • The Church Is Not A Dormitory For Sleepers, It ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
     | 1,526 views

    "The church is not a dormitory for sleepers, it is an institution for workers; it is not a rest ...read more

  • Church-Hopping Stats

    Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Mar 15, 2010
     | 1,772 views

    CHURCH-HOPPING STATS Surveys show that as much as 85 percent of church membership growth is made up of people who church-hop. Other surveys show that there has been no real growth in church membership in recent ...read more

  • The Importance Of Church In The Face Of ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 4, 2010
     | 3,977 views

    The Importance of Church in the Face of Disillusionment The church has fallen on tough times. Sadly, some of the negative perceptions are the church’s fault. Stories of sexual abuse by a few ministers and avarice and greed by others have tarnished the testimony of the church. I am convinced that ...read more

  • The Church: A Model Home  PRO

    Contributed by Ciprian Luca on Jun 19, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,817 views

    THE CHURCH: A MODEL HOME "Perhaps the best analogy to describe all this is that of a model home. We are God's demonstration community of the rule of Christ in the (unbelieving) city. On a tract of earth's land, purchased with the blood of Christ, Jesus the kingdom developer has begun building new ...read more

  • Attending Church Matters

    Contributed by Noel Atkinson on Jun 27, 2010
     | 2,007 views

    ATTENDING CHURCH MATTERS The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry in spring 1997 released an article that shows older people who base their Christian faith on TV programmes have a higher rate of depression and lower health than the general population. While those who base their Christian life ...read more

  • Try Coming To Church

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 15, 2010
     | 1,081 views

    Quote: "When you were born, your mother brought you to church. When you were married, your wife brought you to church. When you die, your friends will bring you to ...read more

  • Charismatic Churches Over 45,000 U.s. Churches ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 5, 2006
     | 1,980 views

    Charismatic Churches Over 45,000 U.S. churches identify themselves as charismatic or Pentecostal or nearly 15% of all American churches. Only Baptists claim a larger ...read more

  • Small Churches About 60% Of U.s. Churches Have ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 18, 2006
     | 1,786 views

    Small Churches About 60% of U.S. churches have 100 or fewer in weekly attendance. “The small church is the right setting for many adults under age 35.” George Barna predicts small churches will remain prevalent. Only 1/6th of Busters attend churches with 500 or more members, because they prefer ...read more