Have you ever wondered why many of your friends will not go to church with you when invited? It is part of a bigger picture which Ellen White predicted in 1911. The latest research now confirms her prediction. Sixty percent (60%) of the general American public will no longer walk into a church. And one hundred four (104) million Americans who have left the local church are likely not going back.
But there is some good news. Fifty-one percent of Simple Church Sabbath attendance around the world is secular and/or unchurched people. This is unheard of in most conventional churches. This workshop will begin with Ellen White’s 1911 prediction and then introduce you to a missionally effective and sustainable way of reaching out to your neighbors.
Join Simple Church for a workshop at #WACampMeeting Monday-Friday, June 18-22!
1911 Prediction about Church Attendance Crisis Comes True
9:30 – 10:45 am
In 1911 Ellen White predicted the current crisis in church attendance. The latest research reveals two challenges going on at the same time. One, 60% of the general public will not walk into your local church. How will you reach them? And two, 104 million Americans have left the local church are likely not going back. How will you reach them? This series of Simple Church presentations will give you answers that have been time tested for the last 9 years. This workshop will build upon itself.
2:30 – 3:45 pm
What is Simple Church? And how does it work?
Fifty-one percent of Simple Church Sabbath attendance around the world is secular and/or unchurched people. This is unheard of in most conventional churches. This workshop introduces you to a missionally effective and sustainable way of reaching your neighbors who will not go to your church. This workshop builds upon the previous presentations.
4:00 – 5:15 pm
Part 1 -- Eight Essential Tools that Keep Simple Church Other-Focused.
“I like the music.” “I get fed.” “I love the kids programs.” Believe it or not, this kind of thinking is deadly. Simple Church replaces this toxic “I-centered syndrome” with tools that keep your Simple Church other-focused.
Part 2 -- HELP! What do we do with children?
“Over 80% of young people leave the church before college.” The latest research now shows that out-sourcing our children at church is detrimental to their spiritual growth.
This workshop will introduce this research and more importantly, it will share 1) a secret for keeping your children active in the faith, and 2) an effective way to win back your adult children who have left the church. This workshop builds upon the previous presentations.