For the Practicing Faithful, the Gospel Matters Most — Not Music or Pastors


Published in LifeZette.com | Image from LifeZette

The results of a recent survey may surprise many pastors and worship leaders across the country.

Most churchgoers will put up with a change in music style or even a different preacher, but they’ll choose to leave a church if the foundational beliefs are tampered with, according to a new study from Lifeway Research.

“It is crucial that American churches return to the core of the Gospel — the true focus of who and what the church should be,” said Sam Rohrer, president of the Pennsylvania-based American Pastors Network, in a statement shared with LifeZette. “Today’s pastors can get caught up in the style of music, programs offered, the environment, and even how leaders dress. While these things may deserve some attention, they should not be the focus.” Continue reading…

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