The Convenient Church

I once heard someone make the accusation that churches today are making attending all about convenience.

I thought to myself, "And the problem with that is?"

What is the alternative? Purposefully making it inconvenient?

A new study from the Pew Research Center has revealed just how much convenience actually matters.

Digging into how people choose a new church, they discovered the obvious reasons: high quality messages, feeling welcomed/friendliness, style of worship.

But, in addition, what stood out was the importance of raw convenience. Seven out of every ten people said that location was critical. This ranked as more important than children's ministry, whether they had friends/family attending, or the appeal of volunteer opportunities.

And what made finding the new church easy?

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