Are People Feeling Lonely in Church?

Are you lonely? If you are, you are not alone. Rev Dr Tan Soo Inn, a panellist at the upcoming The Silent Pandemic: Loneliness in the Churches seminar, writes about the danger of loneliness found in today’s churches.

Rev Tan cites studies of urban church worshippers who found friendly believers in churches but not friends. This is coupled with the negative effect of loneliness being like that of obesity and smoking. Churches are gospel communities of those reconciled to God and to fellow man. How then do churches get their “relational act together” in addressing the issue of loneliness?

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Hello, You’re Muted – InterGen Dialogue

 

Hearing every voice in the inter-generational dialogue

Relationships and communication across the generations of leaders are sometimes filled with tension and misunderstanding. Each generation often carries certain unspoken assumptions about the other, and we may have default ways of communicating that can hinder inter-generational understanding. EAST and Capelle are hosting a face-to-face dialogue to bring the generations together for a time of honest conversations. Hear from the panel members who are in their 30s to 60s, on how we can unlearn and relearn healthy ways to relate to one another, build a culture of inter-generational dialogue, and affirm the unique value that each generation brings to the family of God.

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