When God Left The Building

A pervasive part of the American fabric is fraying and decaying before our eyes. THE CHURCH IS WITHERING.

Though the vast majority (77%) of Americans identify themselves as Christians, they have largely stopped attending church. LESS THAN 20% OF THE POPULATION now makes it to church in a typical week. Some 4000 churches are closing every year. It’s a major and unprecedented social upheaval.

The film follows a church that has seen its attendance plunge from 900 to 40. In addition to external cultural factors that affect all churches, this church is disintegrating from the inside from a variety of human storms. A pastor who doesn’t know who or what God is. Fights over petty things. A faction of angry ex-members that devises a plan to take over the church.

Throughout the story, cameras also visit other dying churches—as well as innovative new forms of church that are thriving. These range from a ministry in a Pennsylvania pub to an outreach in Los Angeles that brings joy to skid-row moms.

By the end of the film, viewers will EXPERIENCE HOPE and a refreshing glimpse into how faith may be pursued in the future.

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2 Responses to When God Left The Building

  1. Yeah, that’s what atheists tell themselves so they can sleep at night.

    Here is Ted Cruz, US Senator from Texas, today at Liberty University:

    http://www.c-span.org/video/standalone/?324979-1/ted-cruz-presidential-campaign-announcement

    Be afraid, atheist. Be very, very afraid.

  2. Atheism Defended says:

    Four thousand churches closing each year? Can I get an AMEN!!!! LOL

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