Why haven’t some people come back to church?

Pastor Matthew Best
3 min readMar 16

Lately I’ve been pondering the question of why some people haven’t come back to church. I italicized come back in that last sentence because I think that’s the focal point that needs attention in a variety of ways.

If people aren’t coming back, we should be asking the question — why not?

There’s a few things to consider here. For one thing, church attendance and membership has been in decline for decades — people have been leaving for a long time. Have we been asking why? Have we been open to listening to the answers? Do we…

Pastor Matthew Best

My name is Matthew Best. I’m an ELCA (Lutheran) pastor who attempts to translate church and churchy stuff into everyday language.