The Biggest Reason Churches Are Dying

It has been estimated that 8,000 to 10,000 church buildings are closing every year.  

Why are they closing?  There are quite a few causes, however I imagine the primary motive is as a result of they didn’t efficiently move on the religion to the subsequent era.

Walk into these church buildings earlier than they shut and you will see most of them have one thing in frequent.  

The subsequent era isn’t any the place to be discovered. Few, if any, infants, preschoolers, elementary age or teenagers are current.  

Everyone within the church has gray hair (except they coloration it or have misplaced it).  The youthful sounds of the subsequent era should not heard.  There aren’t any sounds of crying coming from the nursery.  No one is telling the elementary boys to cease operating across the church, as a result of there are none.  The music all comes from an outdated hymnbook.  Parent and Child Dedication providers have not taken place in years.  For decor, all you see are tributes to the previous. Plaques that each one come from many years in the past. 

If you serve in kids’s ministry, I imagine you might be serving in a very powerful ministry within the church.  Without the subsequent era, a church has no hope for the long run.  

This is nothing new.  It will be seen within the Old Testament.  Look what it says…

“After that era died, one other era grew up who didn’t acknowledge the Lord or bear in mind the mighty issues He had accomplished for Israel.”
Judges 2:10 
At all occasions, the church is just one era from extinction.  It’s time we get up and notice that with out the subsequent era, a church will die.  
We should make kids’s ministry the highest precedence. 
Children’s Ministry should…
have essentially the most gifted individuals serving in kids’s ministry…
be a excessive profile ministry…
have the most effective personnel serving on workers…
have enough program funding.
When Jesus is blessing a church, you will notice that church rising.  How do you get Jesus’ blessing in your church?  Look what Mark 9:37 says…
“Anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me welcomes not only me but also my Father who sent me.”

A church that maximizes it is ministry to kids will usher within the blessings of Jesus.  A church that minimizes it is ministry to kids, will reduce Jesus’ blessings on their church.

I am unable to start to inform you how essential your ministry is as a kids’s ministry chief.  Your ministry is the important thing to the way forward for your church.  God needs to make use of you to assist your church thrive within the years forward.  

We know that most individuals (some say as excessive as 85%) come to Christ when they’re kids.  You are serving within the best mission subject…kids’s ministry.  We should attain them now…the way forward for our church buildings relies on it.


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