By: Ken Boone
I have to admit, I don't attend church services much these days. Celia and I have played in a number of churches, large and small until minor health problems sidelined us. We're now feeling well and looking forward to packing up the car with gear to take our ministry back on the road.
Some basic research led to the conclusion that one in four people who grow up in church, leave that church by their late teens or early twenties. While that was surprising, I was curious to find out how many of the people who stays in church remains at the church they grew up in. I couldn't find an answer to that question.
Our "back of the envelope" research revealed to Celia and me that a lot of smaller churches are filled with family members, sometimes going back 4 generations! Again, not so clear when it comes to the larger congregations.
Last week, the Facebook family I'm a part of received some tragic news. Everyl and Ronnie past away. They were two of our most beloved family members. Also, neither one of them still attended the church we grew up in.
In fact, very few of us still live in New York State! But the announcement went out and we all responded. We offered condolences and reminisced about places we hadn't been to in decades. But that didn't matter.
What does this mean? It means that for all the issues we have with social media in general and Facebook in particular, these platforms still have tremendous value!
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About the Author
As owner of the Descant Music & Media Group, Ken is a creator and producer of several podcast shows. He is also a music producer, as well as a writer and an accountant for small businesses and nonprofits.