My Answer

Q: My sister used to be very active in her church, but now she’s dropped out and says she wants to spend her weekends doing other things. I admit, she doesn’t seem to miss church, but what can I do to encourage her to reconnect?

A: People drop out of church for all sorts of reasons (and over the years I suppose I’ve heard them all!). And some are understandable—if a particular church isn’t preaching the Gospel, for example, or has no program for their children. Instead of completely dropping out, however, I always urge them to ask God to guide them to another church.

But often people drop out...