I READ A STARTLING STATEMENT just the other day. It said, “Studies show that 82% of newcomers who join will leave the church in their first year”. That’s a BIG number! The article I was reading went on to say, “The first six months are critical because the person (newcomer) is asking three questions: CAN I MAKE FRIENDS IN THIS CHURCH? IS THERE A PLACE I CAN FIT IN? DOES THIS CHURCH REALLY WANT ME?”. Those are three critical questions.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL will begin tomorrow morning! VBS is for boys and girls who were born before August 31, 2012, through the 5th Grade. VBS will meet this Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until noon.
THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION annual meeting will be this week in Phoenix, Arizona. Messengers from churches from all across America will gather to hear reports, conduct business, hear soul-stirring music, and be challenged from God’s Word.