When a church member misses worship service, the church drastically suffers.
The Bible is emphatic about church attendance. The writer of Hebrews challenges us with convicting words, “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching” (Hebrews 10:25).
•Your voice is not heard in the worship and singing of the saints
•You cannot actively serve others who may need your gifts
•You cannot contribute in the offering
•You do not receive the Word of God in a preaching format
•You miss out on corporate prayer
•You forfeit fellowship with other believers
•You send a message to the youth & children that missing church is acceptable
•You make it easier to miss the next week, and then the next
•You become susceptible to apathy and indifference
•You make it harder for others to bear the weight and burdens of ministry
•You miss opportunities to share your own struggles with the saints of God
•You cause unnecessary worry for your pastor, teacher, staff, and leaders
•You miss out on altar invitations, life-changing decisions, and spiritual experiences