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Go to Church

It is no surprise that there are not many people who go to Church in Canada. A 2013 poll by the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada found that only 13 percent of people attend a weekly religious service (i.e. includes all faiths). However, the real concern is highlighted by the Barna Group's 2014 tracking data which found that people who show up once every four to six weeks consider themselves regular churchgoers. In other words, Christians don't seem to find the church very important.
When Christians are asked their priorities they often answer 1) God, 2)family, and 3)work. These are good priorities depending on their definitions, but typically it doesn't seem like the local church is included in any of them. This should not be. Unfortunately, there is a common misconception that you don't have to go to church to be a Christian. Although this is technically true in specific contexts (i.e. you die before you can go), it is patently false in almost all others.

There should…