I’m noticing something. I first noticed it with my church youth group. Now, I’m noticing it with my church, as a whole. And, I wouldn’t be surprised if I were to begin noticing it in everyone else I encounter. We are all “too busy.”
Every couple months when we sit down to put our Youth Calendar together I am amazed at the lack of time available to hold events. We have a small youth group and if a couple kids aren’t there it’s hard to justify the time spent to plan and facilitate an event so, I have to be flexible and willing to cancel, or postpone, something at the drop of a hat.
Recently, I began teaching the Wednesday night class at my church. At first there was a decent sized class and after a few weeks it dwindled down to only a few. I realize that this downsizing could be due to many factors, such as poor teaching or bad subject matter, but after talking to a few people it became apparent that people are just “too busy” to attend church on a week night.
These two factors have lead me to wonder are people really “too busy?” Is it just an excuse so that they don’t have to feel bad about placing church as a lower priority, or is there really something there? Additionally, are people everywhere “too busy,” or is this only a problem we are seeing in churches?