We’ve talked here on CMS before about church buildings.
The article is a report polling 1200 people, asking, “If you were considering visiting or joining a church, would knowing that the church does not meet in a traditional church building impact your decision?” Their answers were particularly interesting.
- 73% said it made no difference.
- 19% said it would negatively impact their decision.
- 6% said it would positively impact their decision.
- 2% were unsure.
I’m not here to interpret the statistics or to tell you exactly the decisions to make. Maybe church building doesn’t suck, but church buildings in general suck. I won’t make the call as to what is right, because I don’t think it’s my place, but what do you think? Does the statistic boil down to 19% negative and 6% positive? Have we overvalued the importance of a building?
Maybe we’ll poll you guys about this in the future to see how you compare to the study’s sample group. But for now, let us know how you feel about this study in the comments.