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The Biblical Church: What to Consider Before Leaving Your Church

  • By: Scott Stein, Shawn Walker
  • Feb 13, 2024
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The data over the past several years confirms a steady decline in church attendance and participation, even among committed Christians. Is the traditional way of doing church soon to be a thing of the past? In our highly mobile, digitally connected age, is belonging to a physical, local church even necessary?

Can someone call themselves a Christian and not belong to a local church? Some would say yes, some no. But who’s right? Does the answer change by situation or circumstances? Is it even that important?

In this episode in our Dechurching series, Scott and Shawn raise awareness about some of the cultural assumptions that may be skewing our perspective about church. For those wondering if being part of a church is necessary, rather than giving reasons for or against, Scott and Shawn take a dive into Scripture to answer a necessary first question: “What is the church?”

If you’re thinking of leaving church behind, tune into this episode to learn about the nature of the church and what it really means. This may help you think more clearly about the role church has, and your place in it.


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