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In the book Harris argues that an unfortunate culture has risen in church circles where people casually “date” the church rather than commit to a serious relationship.Welsh language denominational churches are an obvious example of the phenomenon Harris talks about because church attendance at most churches are at best half it’s registered members.- This afternoon, with God's blessing, we will finish our study of Joshua Harris's little book, Stop Dating the Church and Fall in Love with the Family of God.
While you read the book you must keep in mind that Harris leads what would be classified by our standards here in Wales as a ‘mega-church’, he is the Pastor of Covenant Life Church, the founding church of Sovereign Grace Ministries, in Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA.I'm happy to do it for several reasons, two of which I want to name. More - Today we come to chapter 3 in our study of Joshua Harris's little book, Stop Dating the Church and Fall in Love with the Family of God.First, I've been eager to study a book together, as we used to do on Wednesday nights, and to try out a new format that I hope will help us stay alert ... The title is a bit too hip for my taste, but the message is important and urgent.For over 15 years, her message has encouraged and equipped women to live with confidence, peace, and trust.
It’s a small book, pocket sized, and only 129 pages; you could easily read it in a day.Harris goes on to explain that Christianity is a faith that is meant to be lived communally in relationship with other Christians.