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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?

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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One thought on “Is there such a thing as too much church?

  1. Hi Minister tribbett, just want ot share with you my thoughts on too much church. I was brought up if you stayed in church everything would be ok. Well my daughter had a baby at 15 in church and the result was we left because they talked about us so bad that it was too overwhelming for her. They said she would never be deliverd because i had issues. Well after trying to move on to another church my children never wanted to go to another church. i had them at every Sunday services bible study prayer meeting. I miss out on so many family event that when my mother passed away two years ago my kids said they hated that they missed out on so many family events because i had them at church. Our family outings had to do with going to church conferences church trips. to day my oldest daughter who has two children now is a member of a church of her choice where the word of God is being taught and she i growing in the things of God. And that grandson the pastor said was goingto be mentally challenged is the drummer at my church and all is well wit him. PRAISE GOD! I’m still beleiving God for my youngest daughter salvation. So i do belive that too much church is not a good thing. But i learn for myself my relatioship with God is not based on how many services i attend. On November 20, 2010 i will be licence as Evangelist Frances Stamps. I truely know that i’m a daughter of a King. God Bless you. Hope to hear from you soon.

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