It could happen to your church as well. The picture to your left is a recent announcement made by a local church. The first sentence reads, “It is with great sadness that I announce the untimely closing of Calvary Community Church.”
The was a church with very nice facilities. The worship center was large enough to accommodate at least 400 people with one service. They had a great sound and technology system, plenty of office and meeting space for groups of classes, plenty of parking, and it was in a great location with lots of daily traffic passing by. I know because I’ve been in the facilities.
But something happened and now the church has announced it’s closing. A church presumably once planted with the vision of participating in the mission of God, now closed.
I don’t know why the church has closed but that really doesn’t matter. What matters is the point . . .
Churches do cease to exist.
Churches are people, not buildings. Churches are living organizations of people and no matter how nice of a facility a church has or even how many facilities a church has (i.e., multi-sight churches), the church is still made up of people. Of course, where people are gathered together as a community, problems arise such as tolerated sin, continued conflict, different visions, lack of leadership, and so on. Whatever the case may be, it’s destructive to the church and eventually will kill a church.
So pray for your church.
Because no matter how great the enemy, Satan, is, God is greater and God is stronger.
So again, pray for your church and pray that the people can be one in relationship with God and one another, as brothers and sisters, together in Christ as his church.