Church used to be one of the most sacred places that people could turn to if they needed people to lean on or ears to listen to their problems.
That was when people had more faith in the church and faith in the people in the church, but ever since we’ve seen the downfall of the leaders in those roles I believe people have lost the need to feel like they belong in church. We saw the fall of Jesse Jackson and the controversies that surrounded him. Then we saw Kirk Franklin say what his demons were and how he overcame them but nonetheless they were demons that we saw with one of our religious leaders.
Then we saw all the trouble with the catholic priests and their churches, now we have all of the “mega-churches” who won’t open their doors to people during a time of need like flooding caused by hurricanes or pastors getting caught on video with women doing things they wouldn’t talk about doing during any of their sermons. I feel as though people will have more faith in the church when it gets back to being more about the word than it is the people giving and/or receiving the word but because everyone wants the likes, views, following, and congregation, it’ll be a while before we get back there. How do you all feel about the direction the church is going now?