Churches rescheduling to save gas

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Remember the days when you could attend something at Church every day of the week?

I thought those days were long gone.

I happily admit that I was wrong and wish that more Churches would open their doors more frequently.

It doesn’t have to be all about the sermon and the prayer meeting you know.

Our Church offers a game night once in a while, where everyone brings their favorite board game.  The kids love it. Of course, refreshments are provided.

Apparently, St. Stephen Baptist Church of Louisville, Kentucky, considered itself a 7 day Church, where some type of meeting or ministry was provided daily. This is a 14,000 member congregation, so I’m sure offering daily events is much easier simply because there are many more people willing to help out.

However,  Rev. Kevin Cosby noticed that attendance was dropping for the daily events. People couldn’t afford to buy the gas, so he rescheduled all the daily activities to Wednesday, offering what he called a “one-stop-shop for your soul.”  He even provides buses  for transportation to and fro.

“We thought it would be a better practice of stewardship,” Cosby said. “The good use and stewardship of resources is how we demonstrate our love for God.”

Read the full story at The Washington Post.

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