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Are People Leaving The Black Church? (1577 hits)

Maybe it's just a rumor, but I've heard that the memberships to many Black churches are decreasing. Many say that Black churches are not looking after families and communities like they use to.

Others say pastors and bishops have gotten greedy, and are flashing their wealthy lifestyles. I've even heard people say that Black churchgoers complain about a lack of diversity when they go to church. They want to worship with whites, Asians, Hispanics and others.

Do you think this is true? Why or why not?
Posted By: Dante Lee
Monday, July 7th 2008 at 12:13AM
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I have notice that the numbers of members at the church I attend steadily decreasing. I simply refuse to say that it's the black families fault, or that the pastors and bishops are gettingey greedy because first of all my own bishop is soooooo not in this race for money, and secondly because it's harder on some black families. I'm not trying to give no one the excuse to skip church, but for some families that extra income is what is keeping the lights on, or is the night's dinner. Now, I have to keep in mind that it is summer, and some people may be on vacation or whatever, so many people may be gone for that. And last but not least, as far as people leaving the church beause of the lack of diversity, it's probably true, but here's a solution, Invite some of your friends to church that are not black.
Monday, July 7th 2008 at 2:33AM
Deleece Smith
well i can speak from my point of view, yes they don't help like they should i under went a major illness and still going thru it with all my trust in god. i had to call on god to help me support me and my family financially. the church sat back and did nothing.
Tuesday, July 8th 2008 at 3:24PM
rose hall
there are hardly any black people here but if there were some black people here i would definitely go to that church...i've honestly only ever seen 1 black person in church in this entire state. he was visiting from jamaica
Thursday, August 14th 2008 at 6:00PM
Jennine Lawson
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