Joshua Cody, writing at Church Marketing Sucks, reviews recent Barna Institute research on who’s unchurched. Hmm. Gays are high on the list. Also liberals. And singles. (Since it seems most demographers treat Hubby and me as a pair of bachelors saving money on living expenses. I have a visceral hatred of ticking “single” on my tax forms.)
Establishment churches are going to have a hard time including the already unincluded; unless there’s an extraordinary commitment to mission, why would they? It’s much nicer having a social club or waiting for God in peace and quiet. (I should add here that the examples that came to mind were not Unitarian Universalist, so I’m not pointing fingers. Well, not exactly.)
No wonder I have a hard time getting out of bed and to church on Sundays?