If your church has rekindled the ancient spiritual practice of punching old ladies in the face during the Lord’s Supper, it might be time to leave your church.
Other than that, there aren’t too many instances when your fingers should start Googling the names of churches in your area.
There are a few exceptions:
- You should leave when the Bible isn’t being taught (2 Timothy 4:1-5).
- You should leave when the church sends you out to move to a new area to reach an unreached people group (Acts 13:1-3).
- You should leave when you and your family don’t feel safe (1 Peter 5:1-4).
Other than that, everything else can be worked out.
- Churches can start reaching lost people again.
- Ministries for children, teens and adults can improve.
- Worship services can be breathed back to life again.
As long as there’s leadership in place that is willing to teach the Bible and lead with passion.
But if you bail because you don’t like the music, or there’s no-one like you there, or there’s nothing for you or your kids…
…You’re part of the problem.
We were called to be disciples, not consumers of religious services, free to exercise our free agency when our felt-needs aren’t being met by the Church, Inc. in our target demographic.
Do you believe that?