The church is an institution that exists in every part of the world just like schools and hospitals. Most areas of our lives are influenced by the church. The last decade has seen an increase of large churches that can accommodate up to thousands of believers in one session. These churches use technology use various means to pass their messages across the ends of the world. Church has become a place of entertainment due to the expensive multimedia devices that are used in praise and worship. The number of people attending church has also increased due to the messages of empowerment that are offered in there which leave people feeling good and motivated. Below are a few roles that the church performs in the society.
The church provides spiritual and emotional nourishment. The world has become a very competitive place and at the end of the week people need to be empowered in various ways so that they can face the upcoming week. Families are experiencing more challenges where children are growing up in broken homes, and they need to be supported by institutions such as the church. 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. The church is among charitable organizations and hence it can pull its resources to help its members. 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. Political activities are greatly affected by a religious view. The church plays a huge responsibility on how people vote since people vote in accordance with their religious books. The most common issue talked about in America is the institution of marriage. The church believes that marriage should be allowed only to a male and female who are adults. The Bible forbids gay marriages and the church agrees with it and not any other views.
The church plays another major role in accepting every individual that walks into it. It is only natural to want to be accepted in society and given special treatment sometimes. The society has experienced an increase in people who are not able to meet their basic needs. As a result, the church should help such people and accommodate them within the church. Additionally, the church can hire such people to carry out simple tasks around the church such as cutting grass.