The Role of the Church in the Society
Churches are spread all over the countries of the world. The church plays a very big role in the community today. Over the last ten years we have seen megachurches being built across America and the world which are led by business minded and other leaders. These megachurches broadcast their services all over television networks, YouTube channels, and the radios to pass various messages to the people in the world. Church has become a place of entertainment due to the expensive multimedia devices that are used in praise and worship. As a result, many people have come to the idea of attending church services since they receive messages of encouragement. Below are a few roles that the church performs in the society.
The church helps to meet the needs of the people be it spiritual, physical or emotional. Day to day activities have become challenging, and people need a place to get their hope renewed again for example at Rick VanWagner’s church. The institution of marriage has suffered many challenges over the years and children are most affected by this, the church, therefore, comes in and tries to resolve such issues. Additionally, people go to church for financial support since many Christians are sinking into financial debts and struggling to make ends meet in everyday life. As a result, churches have developed welfare schemes that are there to meet the needs of each believer. As a result, the general community can borrow some of these good works from the church.
The political field can benefit greatly from the influence of the church. The voting activity is swayed greatly by the church beliefs. Religious people vote according to their beliefs as they matter to them more than anything else. Politics has been affected by the different view of marriage in the society in the last decade. The church has been firm in its belief that marriage should be between two adults of different genders. The Bible forbids gay marriages and the church agrees with it and not any other views.
People need to be accepted in at least on an institution in the society, and the church helps in this. It is only natural to want to be accepted in society and given special treatment sometimes. Many needy people have become more desperate due to the inability to make enough money to feed themselves and their families. This is an area where the church should intervene and help such people. Additionally, the church can hire such people to carry out simple tasks around the church such as cutting grass.