Years ago, mainstream American culture moved away from being a church-going culture. Though still true in parts of the country, the idea of consistent, Sunday church attendance as part of a dedicated weekly routine shifted dramatically.
With a smile, I know those changes are here to stay! And important to note what people do find in church.
Combining answers from several congregational polls, here is a sampling of what your fellow congregants answered….
- It helps remind of a higher path filled with joy and meaning
- I go to church because it speaks to me and how I view God.
- It grounds me.
- We go to learn, to be reminded of what is real and important period to be inspired period to remain connected with and support the effort to build community and help God make a difference in the world.
- I go to church because it helps me not feel alone.
- I realize everyone is working on or going through something.
- It gives me hope.
- Unite in our attempt to understand this path that we are on
- I go to church because of my relationship with God.
- Because I need life to be more than waking, working, sleeping.
- To start asset framing
- To be reminded of the true north that is God.
- To be reminded that my journey is a shared one
- I go to church to help level me.
- Being in this spiritual community has brought me the peace, friendship, and love that I need to get through the difficulties of life.
- To take a break from the concerns of worldly things and focus on the spiritual
- I feel lifted up and connected to my community.
- Because it reminds me what is important
- I want to. I cannot do it alone.
- To feel closer to God
- I love how I am recharged
- I feel challenged to be a better person
- I want to be more connected to my Lord, family, and friends.
Church is many ways has grown to include not just the “Sunday morning 10:30 AM slot” but a full week of self-defined slots. And, through that all, the heart, the compelling why remains the same!