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Is there such a thing as too much church?

Posted by Cliff on September 10, 2010 in Church and Ministry · View Comments

I grew up in a church that held multiple services during the week and on Sunday. I know there are hundreds, if not thousands of churches around the country that do the same thing.

Is it good for Christians to spend 4 or 5 nights per week in church? I am not against spending time in church, connecting with other believers, and worshiping the Lord. However, I wonder, is it possible for us to spend too time in church services?

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If we spend the majority of our time in work and church, how do we make time for the other things in our lives?

How much time is left for family? How much time is left for family activities and outings? How do we support our children and all of their extracurricular activities?

How much time can we commit to ministry outside of the church walls? How much time can we commit to serving our communities? How much time can we commit to mentoring and discipleship?

I firmly believe that attending church services is a good thing. However, I’m starting to believe that attending too many church services may not be the best thing for our lives.

If we spend the majority of our time within the four walls of a building, how can we expect massive amounts of people to come to Christ? Jesus instructed the disciples to go out into the world to preach the Gospel. I’m not completely sure that holding 4 church services Monday thru Friday and 3 services on Sunday is what he had in mind.

I want to know your thoughts on this. Is it possible that too much church is a bad thing?

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