Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Always hope

God’s Spirit abhors a vacuum.

In 1800 the spiritual needs of the working classes were being largely ignored. In his divine providence, God raised a movement that transformed the lives of ordinary men and women. Today we have a different problem. In the Western world there is a missing generation of young people who are noticeably absent from our conventional churches.

Research consistently shows that there is a crisis of enormous proportions facing the church as the rate of decline increases. These lost young people represent the harvest field for another great move of God.

The Primitive Methodist story shows us that there is always hope, no matter how difficult the need.

Related links and posts

1. Why Innovation is Needed in Church Life

2. Age profile of church attenders

3. What’s in a name? Why “Primitive” Methodism?