Money Problems….Try the Church!

We were sitting around the office the other day, talking about what God is doing at Sycamore Creek Church.  The atmosphere is great- people are building relationships, friends are being invited to church, lives are being changed!  Our numbers are up 16% from last year’s number…in fact the average for the month of January was something like 540.  And that is awesome!!!

But it is funny…we had this thought- ‘Is it possible that the terrible economic crisis that we are going through is causing people to seek refuge in the church?”

We would all like to think that our churches are just doing a great job reaching others, our programs are all top notch, and all of our people are living the perfect Christian life.  And I hope that those things are true of all of our churches!

But maybe this economic downturn can be a beautiful thing.  Maybe people will begin to see the value of God in their lives.  Maybe people will begin to rely on God and not the “used to be almighty” dollar.  Maybe when the economy turns around, we can build a huge youth room with the extra giving…ok maybe not! 

But God does do weird things…and maybe this could be the revival of 2009!!!


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