The Punches Hurt

I recently attended a Conference that didn’t hold back the punches. We church workers were hit with realities of the coming years… and the punches hurt. The statistics showed that 80% of next generations will not go to church. Today on surveys nearly 20% of Americans are already selecting “no religion” as their affiliation preference. These punches should knock us to our knees praying for God’s mercy and direction for His Church on earth. How can we equip tomorrow’s believers to reach the 80%, that some may be saved? How can we, who have been entrusted with the great commission to “go, baptize, teach” reach those today whose preference is no religion? I would love to hear what your thoughts are on this.

The reality of these statistics is what makes the LifeTree Café approach very exciting to me. The safe environment offered at LifeTree Café allows you and me to invite those we know who have questions,
those who struggle with spiritual stuff, those who have chosen “no religion”. LifeTree Café weekly presents an experience packed with stories, fascinating video testimony on trending
topics, and lively conversation that feeds the soul. It is just one way we may reach the 80% who
will not go to church. It is an easy and safe way to listen to others and share God talk with them. I pray as this opportunity becomes available at Peace, that you will take the challenge to reach out and invite a searching soul to come along with you for some God conversation. “These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name.” John 20:31

Worshiping, Connecting and Serving with you –

Polly Wegner, DCE
Director of Discipleship
Peace Lutheran Church

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