Christians Consider Their Church Exciting
ChristiaNet.com, a large Christian portal with eight million monthly page loads, recently asked, "Is your church an exciting place?" President of ChristiaNet, Bill Cooper, stated, "Churches today have the technology to be more exciting, whereas in the past they were creatively limited."
Out of 1,400 Christians surveyed, 75% admitted that their home church was an exciting place to be. Reasons cited included, great praise and worship. "The singers and musicians are so talented and the music really gets me going for God." Another member of an exciting church stated, "Exciting things are happening on a daily basis. Our church just underwent a renovation. We have a new childrens department with a full size gymnasium!" Most Christians in this category attributed the excitement in their church to the lead pastor. "The pastor is funny and down to earth. He can really relate to us and we learn so much."
Eighteen percent of those surveyed stated that they did not feel their church was an exciting place to worship. One poller said, "Worship is too modern now and not traditional enough especially for us older folks. Sometimes it seems as if the music team is only trying to entertain us instead of truly worshipping God." Another survey taker in this category stated, "My church is too redundant; a prayer, three songs, and a sermon. There is no variation." Some even responded to this question with, The church belongs to Christ. "I worship with reverence and humility. Where in scripture are we told that it should be exciting?"
Only seven percent of Christians who took the survey were unsure about their answer. "How can it be a place? The church is the people, not the building, was one persons response." Another added, "Sometimes yes and sometimes no. Usually the sermons about giving money are not exciting to the congregation or sermons that convict the heart." Some in this category did not currently attend a particular church and were unable to give a definite response, "I haven't been to church in awhile, so I don't know."
To help educate Christians on the topic of church issues, ChristiaNet has just released a free Praise and Worship Quiz. Using the latest interactive technology, one can test their Biblical knowledge on issues facing the Christian community.