Sign in or signup

4,887 active users!!Bandwidth
FRIDAY
MAY 6, 2016
Home
NewsSITE
Events & Blogs
New Audio & Video
BroadcastersNew Stuff!
Local Church Finder
Live Webcasts
Sermons by Bible
Sermons by Topic
Sermons by Speaker
Sermons by Date
Staff Picks
CommentsALL -58 min
Top Sermons
VideosPDFs
Daily Log
PhotosNew Stuff!
Stores
Online Bible
Hymnal
Daily Reading
About | $1 Signup!
Submit Sermon
Members Only

Breaking News Home | All | Religion | Society | Tech | Choice | FF | SA News
FRONT PAGE  |  5/6/2016
MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014  |  4 comments
Americans Claim to Attend Church Much More Than They Do
The United States has long been unusually religious for an affluent, industrialized Western nation — in survey after survey, Americans report relatively high levels of belief in God, affiliation with religious institutions and participation in worship services.

But counting churchgoers has always been a bit tricky. Some congregations tend to over-report attendance, seeking to demonstrate vitality. Others are more scrupulous, especially in denominations where churches pay assessments based on size. And it’s been evident for years that Americans tend to overstate their own religiosity: There is a persistent gap between the number of people who claim to go to worship services and the number who can actually be counted in pews. ...


CLICK HERE to Read Entire Article
www.nytimes.com

Greatest need of the church?
  START  
  Recommended sermons | more..
•  The Word of God and the Church • Dr. Mark Minnick | 11/5/2014
•  The Skeleton, Part 1 • Pastor John MacArthur | 8/15/2014
•  Being Thankful for Church • Dr. Steven J. Lawson | 11/24/2010
•  Church Discipline Part 1 • Jeff Noblit | 2/22/2007

   05/06/16  |  First Muslim Miss USA converts to Christianity • 16 comments
   05/05/16  |  Hundreds Turn to God During West Virginia Revival • 59 comments
   05/04/16  |  Bangladesh: Christian family attacked with homemade bombs • 1 comments
   05/04/16  |  ISIS Sends Parents Body Parts of Daughters, Video Showing Their... • 33 comments
   05/04/16  |  Dead could be brought 'back to life' in groundbreaking project? • 5 comments
MORE RELATED ( RELIGION ) NEWS | MORE..
   05/03/16  |  American Missionaries Found Brutally Murdered in Jamaica • 9 comments
   05/03/16  |  Muslim Favourite Candidate for London Mayor • 12 comments
   05/02/16  |  From cannibalism to Christianity • 3 comments
   04/30/16  |  Weather Channel Founder Slams Bill Nye: Calls him ‘a pretend... • 2 comments
   04/30/16  |  Target Boycott Crosses 1 Million Signers, Stock Sinks by $1.5... • 22 comments
OTHER CHOICE NEWS | MORE..
   05/06/16  |  Feedback Friday for 05-06-16
   04/29/16  |  Feedback Friday for 04-29-16 • 1 comments
   04/22/16  |  Feedback Friday for 04-22-16 • 2 comments
   04/19/16  |  SermonAudio Tip: Making the Sermon Player Great Again! • 8 comments
   04/18/16  |  This Friday, April 22 @ 7pm Greenville, SC | The Foundations... • 2 comments
MORE SPECIAL | MORE..
   05/06/16  |  Feedback Friday for 05-06-16
   05/06/16  |  President Fox Apologizes, Invites Trump to Mexico • 2 comments
   05/06/16  |  Atheist Group: Students' Creation Museum Visit Violates... • 18 comments
   05/06/16  |  First Muslim Miss USA converts to Christianity • 16 comments
   05/06/16  |  Students at Spanish college forced to take exorcism class • 4 comments
OTHER RECENT NEWS | MORE..
COMMENTS | show all | add new  
    Sorting Order:  
· Page 1 ·  Found: 4 user comment(s)
News Item5/19/14 1:56 PM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
Stevenr wrote:
So, we are to be amazed that people lie?
Ah, yes, Stever,

1 Corinthians 6
9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals,
10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, shall inherit the kingdom of God.---NASB

However, when people are counted as members of a church, because they were baptized in them as infants, and people show up out curiosity, and they are welcomed at Indian Hills Community Church, but they are not counted as members of he church, so I think Strat is on the right track. A person gets little or nothing going to mainline church

Why Should I Become an Active Member of a Church

4

News Item5/19/14 10:17 AM
Strat  Find all comments by Strat
They should also research the numbers of people who are in church every Sunday yet their lives reveal no practical effects of it,being in a church that is just a social gathering and networking center is just as bad as not being there at all....read your bible and spend time with God and seek his face,if you can find a real church that is faithful to the word of God then go there as often as you can,if not,be patient and faithful until you do but never allow anyone to shame you into being somewhere that does more harm to your faith than good because of it's false doctrine.

Jesus said that no man comes to the father except by him,many people today will tell you that you need them as well to come to the father,its not about forsaking the breatheren or any such nonsense,its about your personal and real relationship with Jesus....Jesus says to the condemned "I never knew you" and knowing someone,some denomination,preacher or church member who claims to know him will do you no good in the end....you must know him and he must know you.

3

News Item5/19/14 9:10 AM
Stevenr | Missouri  Find all comments by Stevenr
So, we are to be amazed that people lie?
2

News Item5/19/14 8:43 AM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
The article did mention some other congregations want to under report attendance because of fees taken for the number of people who attend, if memory serves the United Methodists are one such the denomination. Of course, any attendance there is too much. United Methodists at the End of the Mainline. Considering the lack of substance in the sermons of main line and Catholic churches, this report is actually a positive.
1
There are a total of 4 user comments displayed | add new comment |Subscribe to these comments
Last PostTotal
President Fox Apologizes, Invites Trump to Mexico
jobob from usa: "“yes, i’m humble enough as leadership be, [a] compassionate..."
-55 min 
First Muslim Miss USA converts to Christianity
ms: "in the world of christianitytoday.com anyone who says god or jesus is declared..."
-58 min 16 
Man Is Accused of Putting Poison on Food at Michigan Stores
brown toothed smile from pondering: " pennlope right? denial is not just a river..."
-59 min 11 


Dr. James M. Phillips
GEP #11God Ordains&Predestines

God's Eternal Purpose 2015-16
Teaching
Discover The Word With Dr Jim
Play! | MP4 | RSS


Blake McDaniel
There Was A Man Named Job

Williamsburg Baptist Church
Sunday - PM
Play! | MP3

Samson Jebutu
The Spirit of Sorcery - Part 1

The Spirit of Sorcery
Moment of Truth Ministries
Play! | MP3

Sponsor:
Paul Washer: "Most Useful Bible Study"

See what Paul Washer calls the most useful Bible study tool in hist­­ory. Click here!
www.puritandownloads.com/pa..

Sermon:
Liar Liar
Bruce David Bell

SPONSOR | 1,500+

SPONSOR




                   
A friend is one who comes in when all the rest of the world goes out. ... The Defender

Gospel of John
Cities | Local | Personal


MOBILE
iPhone + iPad
Church App
Android
Church App
Kindle + Nook
Chromecast TV
ROKU TV
Amazon Fire TV
BlackBerry | Win
Apple Watch
Android Wear New!
Kindle Reader


HELP
Knowledgebase
Broadcasters
Listeners
Q&A
Uploading Sermons
Uploading Videos
Webcasting
Tips & Tricks
YouTube Screencasts

FOLLOW
Weekly Newsletter
Staff Picks Feed
Site Notices New!
RSS | Twitter | Facebook
SERVICES | ALL
Local Church Finder | Info
MP3 Play & Download
Mobile Apps
Podcasting
Video Support
Live Webcasting
Transcripts | PowerClips
Business Cards
SOLO | MINI Sites
Domain Redirect
Favorites | QR Codes
Online Donations
24x7 Radio Stream

INTEGRATION
Sermon Browser
HTML Codes
WordPress
Twitter
Facebook
Logos | e-Sword | BW
JSON API

BATCH
Transfer Agent
Protected Podcasts
Upload via Email
Auto-Upload Sermons
Auto-Blog Import
Picasa | FTP | Dropbox
ABOUT US
The largest and most trusted library of audio sermons from conservative churches and ministries worldwide.

Our Services | Articles of Faith
Broadcast With Us | PowerClips
Advertising | Local Ads
CONTACT
info@sermonaudio.com
Support Us | Feedback Fridays New!