Nones and now Dones are newer categories which describe people who either have no affiliation and/or are finished with attending church. I’ve met many and felt the impulse at times myself. In a discussion at Jesus Creed yesterday, I posted this:
Here in Texas we enjoy great barbecue. Among the many options, Rudy’s bills itself as the “worst barbecue in Texas.” It actually is very good.
Perhaps local churches could take a cue. When the leadership of the church gives the impression that they are really doing the deed, and yet the reality falls far short, it sets people up for disillusionment. Perhaps more people would be at peace with their local church if the cheer leading and triumphalism were replaced by more humility and true, servant-leaders.