Organization Says They Know the Solution to Pandemic Decline in US Church Attendance
Secular news media and evangelical leaders alike have been mystified by the large-scale exodus from the church in America.
One non-profit ministry says they not only know what the problem is, they are hosting a conference to declare the solution.
CINCINNATI, Aug. 23 /Christian Newswire/ -- The church in America is dying. The staggering statistics continue pouring in to prove it. At an alarming rate, many families in the church are falling apart and leaving the faith altogether. Recent surveys indicate that over 80% of evangelical teens will leave the church by the time they graduate. Churches around the country have been trying increasingly innovative and nontraditional means to reverse this trend. In 2006, New York Times said:
"Despite their packed mega churches, their political clout and their increasing visibility on the national stage, evangelical Christian leaders are warning one another that their teenagers are abandoning the faith in droves."
The National Center for Family Integrated Churches in Wake Forest, North Carolina exists to reverse this trend. Director Scott Brown says, "The church in America has been looking in the wrong places for the answers to declining church attendance. God's word has specific solutions which are being ignored." He says that is why they are hosting the Sufficiency of Scripture 2009 conference in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Scheduled conference speakers include Ken Ham of the Creation Museum, Voddie Baucham, Paul Washer, Doug Phillips, Scott Brown, Kevin Swanson and many others.
"In the fifteenth century," says Scott Brown, "the church was in a similar state of disrepair. The solution then is the same today. 'Sola Scriptura' 'Scripture Alone' We must go back to the Word of God and stop complying with the rationalism's of men that have corrupted the church."
For additional information and to schedule an interview with Scott Brown director of the National Center for Family Integrated Churches and Host to the Sufficiency of Scripture 2009 conference contact Thomas Dellinger or visit www.ncfic.org/sos.
About the National Center for Family-Integrated Churches:
The NCFIC is dedicated to restoring harmony between the Church and to provide resources to facilitate healthy family integrated churches.
Joe Ortiz'response to this was what is clearly stated in 2 Chronicles 7:14:
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14)