Spiritual Support Away from the Local Church for Cancer Patients – Episode 335
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Featuring: Rev. Percy McCray
Published: October 8, 2022
Help! I need spiritual support, but I do not belong to a church.
Show host Rev. Percy McCray broaches the topic of individuals battling cancer who desire spiritual support but do not affiliate with a local church congregation, and how does this milieu empower them in times of crisis.
Rev. McCray also shares published data that helps provide context for the current phenomenon of declining church membership in America since the COVID outbreak, include citing the latest Gallup poll: “Church membership in the United States has hit a new all-time low. Last year (2021), only 47 percent of Americans say they belonged to a church, synagogue, mosque, or another place of worship.”
Listen now to this insightful conversation that will provide potential alternative pathways of spiritual support for the cancer community who are not affiliated with any church congregation.
- “I grew up in the day and age in the small community church. And then you had the explosion of the megachurch, and it appears that that bubble may be bursting a little bit for whatever reason.”
- “We’re not here to be the church police.”
- “I understand the sensitivity and concern by many around the topic of church membership or lack thereof, the bottom line is there are those who have decided not to engage with the local church, but who sincerely love God and desire spiritual support, particularly when facing trials and hardships such as a cancer diagnosis.”