This week someone on Facebook posted a link to this article about bad reasons to leave your church. Number four states: "My Needs Aren’t Being Met". Terrible, terrible people. How dare they selfishly leave a Sunday morning program so absorbed in itself it believes *it* is the church. This article states, and I wish I were making it up, but I'm not, "the Church actually isn’t about you. It’s about Jesus. It’s his Church. He came for it. He died for it. He redeemed it. He continues to build it. And one day, he’ll come back for it. It’s his. . . . The Church doesn’t exist to meet your needs. You are a part of the Church that exists to meet the needs of the world. Put away the shopping cart and pick up a shovel."
All great points about *the* church. And terrible terrible concepts to apply to your Sunday morning program. If your church is saying these things, it might be time pick up your shovel... and dig an escape hole. Let's turn this wording back around on the pastors confusing these things: the Church actually isn’t about your Suday program. It’s about Jesus. It’s his Church. He came for it. He died for it. He redeemed it. He continues to build it. And one day, he’ll come back for it, and you'll be responsible before Him for what you've done with His people. It’s his.
So for goodness sake, let people go when they find life with Sunday services whose pastors don't believe their Sunday attendance should, by divine decree, never shrink.