interesting church discovery…..in 1911

The Presbyterian Church sponsored some research in 1911 and “two clear conclusions were drawn: 1) community social life is necessary to healthy religious life and (2) if the church is going to succeed it must recognize the social needs of the community and assume its share of leadership in social activities.

I found this in the book “The Great Good Place” by Ray Oldenburg……which is a sociological book rather than a religious one.  It stirred my thinking somewhat as it relates well to the work in which I am currently engaged.