Research: Loneliness in the Church
For my research in Loneliness I am posting 1 area in which we experience loneliness per week and see how people feel in each area.
So far we have talked about:
- Loneliness in leadership
- Loneliness in mental health
- Loneliness in the workplace
This week we are looking at Loneliness in the Church. I have had many people message me already that they feel lonely in the Church world today. I have heard people talk about the disconnect between what the Church messages & songs content, and the disconnect with the modern church set up with stadium seating, 2 minute greeting time within the services, etc.
Love to hear any thoughts, quotes, books etc. You can post in the comments on all social media, this blog or send me an email/PM.
I think part of this disconnect can (not always) come from larger churches–where you can come and consume, and not interact. Smaller churches generally force you to connect–because you can’t hide when there’s only 100 people.
It’s still tough in a small church to help people connect in deeper and even more meaningful ways… but I think that can become nearly impossible in a big church/multiple services (where you show up at a different time every week) and multiple campuses.