Francis Chan has warned that the American Church’s “obsession” with church attendance has led to its current state of division and encouraged the Body of Christ to return to an emphasis on unity and love.
“I really believe there are some serious mistakes we made in the U.S. [that have] led to the church being in the state that it’s in right now: Super divided, and the reputation of evangelical Christians in the U.S. has never been worse,” Chan, the bestselling author and former California megachurch pastor, said during a Zoom meeting with 150 church leaders from all around the world.
“I mean, you just say that word and it’s just like a cringing. It’s just an assumption that it’s some politically driven group that they want nothing to do with. It’s never been this bad.”
According to Chan, the “number one mistake” churches in the U.S. make is being “obsessed with church attendance.”
“We panicked and thought, ‘we’ve got to do everything we can to get as many people as we can there,’” he…
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