- The biweekly attendance at worship services is, by believers' own admission, generally the only time they worship God.
- Eight out of every ten believers do not feel they have entered into the presence of God, or experienced a connection with Him, during the worship service.
- Half of all believers say they do not feel they have entered into the presence of God or experienced a genuine connection with Him during the past year.
- Only one out of every four churched believers says that when they worship God, they expect Him to be the primary beneficiary of their worship. (Most people say they expect to get the most from the experience.)
I have to agree with Barna in this book. It's time to stop being the "better church" than the one down the road because we have a better performance. It sometimes feels like we are in a competition with the churches around us. This shouldn't be about being the better Walmart to draw the same customers, it's should be about changing the world.
Questions need to be asked.