Why Aren’t People Interested in Church Anymore?
If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably noticed that fewer people are attending church these days. Most (not all, but certainly most) of our churches have fewer people on a Sunday morning than five years ago. Probably less than we had just twelve months ago!
Of course, with the pandemic, that decline may have increased by leaps and bounds.
But why? Why have churches been declining over the past several decades?
- Is it because the sermons are worse than they used to be?
- Is it because the music isn’t as good as before?
- Is it because the facilities are getting older and falling apart?
Nope, it’s not any of these. Our sermons are fine. The music great. And, sure, my church building, might need some love…but it’s actually got a nice vibe.
So, then what is it? Why are there fewer people in church these days?
The answer has to do with a major shift in the culture. It has to do with the end of the era that we would call Christendom.
What’s Christendom and what does it have to do with declining church attendance? That’s what I want to share with you.
What you’re about to read will give you a really helpful framework for understanding what is going on in our churches and in the world.