Age and Life Experiences Product Three Types of Churchgoers
The religious fanfare in America is overwhelmingly Christian. There appears to be a major increase of interest in spirituality. However, there is a vast difference in the devoutness of churchgoers in frequency of church attendance. The manner in which these individuals attend church is influenced by their ages and also whether or not they have endured difficult life situations. After attending a few church services, one becomes very aware of the various types of attendees. There are three types of churchgoer categories: the Never- Miss-a-Service Churchgoers, the Show-Up for Sunday Morning Service Churchgoers, and lastly, but certainly not the least, Holiday Churchgoers.
The first group in these categories is the Never-Miss-a-Service Christians. They consider themselves the bedrock of the Christian faith. Their lives are centered on following Jesus Christ. Furthermore, it is unacceptable to just attend the typical Sunday morning and evening services. This group is involved in every aspect of church functions.
For example, on Sunday morning they get to church in time for Sunday school and are part of the praise and worship. They are the first to greet newcomers to the church and handle the prayer requests. For them, the middle of the week service, which is typically held on Wednesday, is just as important as Sunday morning services. If there is a revival scheduled for everyday of the week, they are in attendance. These individuals consistently donate ten percent of their incomes to their churches: a practice known as tithing. Not paying tithes is not an option; tithes take priority over their bills and are paid out of any income they receive.
Individuals within the Never-Miss-a-Sunday group share similar lifestyles. Members are heterosexuals, because they would feel that homosexuality is an abomination to God. Usually, they are married and are likely parents themselves. They are very family orientated; only one member of the families work, which are the fathers, and the mothers are stay at home wives. For the males of the families, working and holding a job is of utmost importance to them. In most cases, they get along well with co-workers and their bosses.
Members of the Never-Miss-a-Sunday group come from families who have experienced hardships and who have focused on God in order to endure. They or their parents have lingering memories of War World II,...