Don't get me wrong. Churches are much more than just social clubs. Yet the evidence suggests that our churches need to be social clubs.
One of our concerns as Christian leaders and role models is the secularization of America. We hear that surveys show a growing number of Americans are identifying themselves as atheists. This is often blown out of proportion, however, as reviewed by (my former student) Jonathan Hill in his treatise, "Emerging Adulthood and Faith."