During Sunday’s sermon I gave the opinion that church attendance could rise because of the economic challenges in America. However, Ed Stetzer pointed out on his Twitter today that a new Gallup Poll indicates no change in church attendance over the last 15 months.
The article states – Despite suggestions that the economic recession might cause religiosity among Americans to increase, there has been no evident change over the past 15 months in either Americans’ self-reported church attendance or the importance of religion in their daily lives.
I still pray that Americans will turn to Christ during this economic challenge. Despite early indications that this is not happening, prayer can change this trend.