A church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints.— Abigail Van Buren
Reckoning Church Attendance quotations
Church attendance is as vital to a disciple as a transfusion of rich, healthy blood to a sick man.
Do you realize the weight of the one who has invited us to follow him? He is worthy of more than church attendance and casual association; he is worthy of total abandonment and supreme adoration.
When I go to Rome, I fast on Saturday, but in Milan I do not.
Do you also follow the custom of whatever church you attend, if you do not want to give or receive scandal.
I believe in an America where religious intolerance will someday end.
.. where every man has the same right to attend or not attend the church of his choice.
Baseball is like church. Many attend few understand.
Attending church does not necessarily mean living the principles taught in those meeting. You can be active in a church but inactive in its gospel.
Volleyball is like going to church ... many attend, but few understand.
It (a baseball box score) doesn't tell how big you are, what church you attend, what color you are, or how your father voted in the last election. It just tells what kind of baseball player you were on that particular day.
The church was custom built by Jesus, and we are all works in progress.
We do not expect people to get their sin in order before attending church any more than a hospital expects people to get healed before they show up.
I don't attend any particular church now.
I don't believe in denominations, nor do I believe in organized religion.
When I was a young boy, growing up in Durham, North Carolina, the women in my family were truly passionate about their clothes; nothing was more beautiful to me than women dressing with the utmost, meticulous attention to accessories, shoes, handbags, hats, coats, dresses and gloves to attend Sunday church services.
While attendance at traditional churches has been declining for decades.
.. the evangelical movement is growing, and it is changing the way America worships.
Soul winning is not a method; it is a command. We are supposed to go soul winning and do soul winning if our churches grow or if our churches decrease in attendance.
Put a small piano in a truck and drive out on country roads;
take time to discover new scenery; stop in a pretty place where there is a good church; upload the piano and tell the residents; give a concert; offer flowers to the people who have been so kind as to attend; leave again.
Nearly 60% of Americans who regularly attend Christian church say there is no such thing as the Holy Spirit—they say the Holy Spirit is just a symbol of God’s power or presence or purity.
Your deepest, darkest sins and your shameful secrets are simply irrelevant when it comes to the counterintuitive, ecstatic announcement of the gospel. So are your goodness, your rightness, your church attendance, and all of the wise, moral, mature decisions you have made and actions you have taken.
Church attendance may be dipping, but God can survive the Internet age.
After all, He knows a thing or two about resurrection.
Genuine Christianity is more than a relationship with Jesus, as expressed in personal piety, church attendance, Bible study, and works of charity. It is more than discipleship, more than believing a system of doctrines about God. Genuine Christianity is a way of seeing and comprehending all reality. It is a worldview.
America has begun a spiritual reawakening.
Faith and hope are being restored. Americans are turning back to God. Church attendance is up. Audiences for religious books and broadcasts are growing. And I do believe that he has begun to heal our blessed land.
Millions of Christians can and do go through life attending church, listening to sermons, reciting the creeds and never confront the seeming contradictions, redaction and myths passed off as verifiable history.
My mother's side of the family is Methodist, which is how I was raised.
It was conservative in that I had strong values - sitting down and eating with the family every day, listening to authority and going to church every week and having perfect attendance at Sunday school.
No person can be punished for entertaining or professing religious beliefs or disbeliefs, for church attendance or non-attendance.
All those football coaches who hold dressing-room prayers before a game should be forced to attend church once a week.
He was of the faith chiefly in the sense that the church he currently did not attend was Catholic.
A 2008 poll of 35,000 Americans revealed that 57% of Evangelical church attenders believe that many religions can lead to eternal life.
People are not on a truth quest; they are on a happiness quest. They will continue to attend your church - even if they don't share your beliefs - as long as they find the content engaging and helpful.
Seek worthy companions. Attend church faithfully. Never fail daily to seek for help through prayer. And I promise you that the way will be easier and you shall have a composure of mind and a confident attitude toward life and the future. You shall be warned of dangers and shall be guided through the whisperings of the Holy Spirit.
Greater love hath no man than to attend the Episcopal Church with his wife.
Each heartfelt prayer, each Church meeting attended, each worthy friend, each righteous decision, each act of service perfomed all precede that goal of eternal life.
Instead of being just a church that welcomes and receives by keeping the doors open, let us try also to be a church that finds new roads, that is able to step outside itself and go to those who do not attend Mass, to those who have quit or are indifferent.
I attend Trinity United Church of Christ, and my pastor [was] Jeremiah Wright.
If the world had attended me after World War II, it would have been united within seven years, and there would have been no suffering of the Unification Church and no damage to the democratic world.
I attended Sunday School and then church with my father and mother throughout my childhood.
Many people get what they need from church attendance because the Word is preached, and the rituals are carried on, and God works, but it's drift more than anything else. And that's why the churches keep reaching for some programmatic formula that will make people come and give money. It's just really very sad.