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We’ve spent a lot of time working through the issue of declining church attendance (and growing disillusionment with the church) on this blog and in my leadership podcast. While writing off the church passes as sophisticated thinking, it’s actually the opposite; what if it’s a simplistic and even reductionistic line of thinking that leads nowhere constructive? Half-reading the New Testament with one eye closed will still lead you to the inescapable conclusion that the church was God’s idea.

(For a summary of the issues, here’s a piece on the 10 reasons even committed church attenders are attending church less often). People argue the idea of church isn’t even biblical. First if you’re a Christian, church is not something you go to. You can’t disassociate from church as a Christian anymore than you can disassociate from humanity as a person. In fact, most of the New Testament is not about the teachings of Jesus.

If you want to get rid of the church, you also need to get rid of Jesus. I understand that the idea of the church being imperfect makes some people despair.

But rather than making us despair, the fact that Jesus started the church with imperfect people should make us marvel at God’s incredible grace.