Chances are, your members think so. At least according to a recent report.
A national survey, released Monday, showed 67 percent of Americans – over half of whom attend church at least once a month – agreed or strongly agreed with the statement, “My church already does enough to help the poor in my community.” Less than half (42 percent) said their church spends more money on itself than on the community.
Despite most Americans thinking they’re doing enough, poverty is on the rise. I can’t help but think with rising fuel and food costs, the number has risen even further this year.
Jesus clearly had a heart for the poor and hurting. Are His churches doing enough to help the impoverished around them?
If not, why not? Are Christians ignorant of the problem, simply disconnected from the issue or is it something else?