Why Do Black Churches Have Steady Membership While Other Christian Denominations Decline?
Readers, this article clearly points to the fact that people, young and older are seeking for churches & ministries that speak to where they are today. And it's not just an AME issue. I always struggle with churches that have a "we not changing" mentality while they are seriously in decline. Everything points to "time to try something new", but they won't." In my opinion, there are numerous reasons why some black churches retain their members, but, for the most part, the church has played a historic role in black life that has fostered a continuing strong black Protestant identity."