The latest George Barna study shows a decline in Church attendance for both men and women. After posting the report, a conversation started among those that chose to reply to his blog about this report on men and women. The one blog that received the most attention was by a woman that stated that the Church needed to change its approach to women.
I thought that we have been through this before with all kinds of different groups. Every Church standing has been searching and changing to get more congregants from every group. There are people that make a living out of telling pastors and elders how to grow their Church by some program.
Unfortunately the falling attendance over the past twenty years demonstrates that none of these new programs worked. God does not accommodate different people by their personality, gender, culture, or denomination. God is Holy and we imitate Him…we change our life to meet Him right where He is…it is not about “US”.
This is the reply that I posted on the George Barna site:
The Church will turn to programs to accommodate women and each will think that they have found the new formula…none will. Women are already making demands of the Bible that feminist are demanding of the world, and are as absolute in their demands of Churches as the feminist are of worldly institutions. They have seen their demands met in every other institution and will walk if their demands are not met by the Church.
Men will continue to relinquish their role as they have done in the world. The men will become irrelevant and the women will become more and more frustrated when their new demands do not solve their old problems.
Both will turn to teachers that suit their own passions and there will be a falling away of the Church just as Apostle Paul said it would.
Is there a solution? The coming of Christ, but until then stay alert.
Published on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 @ 5:11 AM CDT