We just came back from the California/Pacific Conference of the United Methodist Church. Some statistics hit me, slap, across my awareness. In the 1960's over 50% of the adults in the United States were active members of a mainline church. Today it is 13%!!! At that rate, they will soon be gone.
I ponder what can be done to turn this tide around? Should it? Is it time for something else?
I love church. I've spent most of my life as a child and an adult in church with some sort of a role from volunteer to senior pastor. My understanding has matured. I am not the little Sunday School girl singing Red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in His sight. Jesus loves the little children of the world. WAIT! Maybe we should go back to those songs on second thought. What a fabulous place this would be if our hearts and lives sang that song, acted out that song and loved as we have been called to love.
Maybe the modern sophisticated earthling could use a dose of the old Sunday School Songs.