One of the number one excuses for not attending church is, “I just don’t have time for church. I can’t afford it. I have to work so much just to keep up.” If you’ve ever been tempted to think that way consider the findings of a study done by the Heritage Foundation on worship and family income.
The study, conducted in 1996, found at that time the average family income of those who regularly attended worship services was $37,021. For those who did not attend it was $24,361. That’s a difference of $1,100 per month which is a pretty good return on the time invested. The research also found that regular worshippers had less depression, better and longer marriages, and were by far healthier and happier than those who chose to stay home.
It proves that finding a church where the Bible is preached and making it a regular part of your weekly schedule is a great way to redeem the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.