Thom Rainer recently noted that there has been a marked change in the measure of comitment the average Christian had to his or her church. At least there has been a change in one measurable detail:
An active church member 15 years ago attended church three times a week. Now it’s three times a month
I do not know if this is an accurate assessment from some of Rainer’s research, or if this is more of an anecdotal hyberbole reflecting an evident trend. Regardless, I suspect that it is not far off base.
I also suspect there are some reasons. Among them would seem:
- Baby Boomers Reaching Retirment Age
- Rise of Churchless Christianity