The same can be said about smaller churches where 450 members are listed on its rolls, but only 185 show up on a weekly basis.
Oh, call me old fashioned, but I thought such a set up was deceptive, if not outright lying on the part of the leadership.
Sure there are probably reasons for it. Laziness with discipleship, cowardice on the part of the leadership to discipline church members, and of course the unwillingness to hurt someone’s feelings by removing his or her name.
Hopefully this will begin to change in the SBC specifically,
Because the resolution was sponsored by Tom Ascol of the Founders, however, I think its supporters will have a difficult time getting this porcine to take flight. That’s because Tom is perceived by a good portion of the SBC pastors as a “disturber of the peace.” He’s all into Calvinism and Bible exposition and that Reform stuff that kills soul winning, and those traits will be excuse enough for pastors to ignore the resolution. In fact, SBC president, Johnny Hunt, expressed caution with the idea of purging rolls. His attitude alone in dismissing the resolution before it is even really initiated, demonstrates my point.
But greater miracles have happened, so we will see.