Over the past several years, much has been made about the decline of church attendance in the United States, even among those who self-identify as Christian.
"It's no longer obvious to many people why church should play a significant role in their lives," said Andrew Arndt, a teaching pastor at the Colorado Springs, Colorado-based New Life Church, in a recent "Essential Church" podcast episode.
Joining Arndt in the discussion on "why church?" were Daniel Grothe and Glenn Packiam, both of whom serve as associate senior pastors at New Life Church.
Among other things, the trio of pastors discussed reasons why many Christians in the United States seldom attend worship. Here, in no particular order, are four reasons covered by their conversation.