Are you an Inactive Member of the Church? Come Back!

by Francisco Rios -

Are you a member of the Church who’s not attending Sunday meetings? Do you long for the sense of community, spirituality, and stability you once knew as a practicing Mormon? I frequently receive emails from inactive members of the Church who want to return. To you seekers, I want you to know that the Church needs you. I bet you need the Church too. If you need help coming back, request a visit from Mormon missionaries. They’d be more than happy to help.

Why do people go inactive? Based on the many emails I’ve received, I believe there are four main causes: loss of a testimony, sin, social concerns, and the “first-year syndrome.”

Loss of a Testimony

Sometimes people loose their testimonies even when they sincerely want to believe. Some members fail to spend enough time cultivating their faith through scripture study, pondering, and prayer. Sometimes people read blatantly anti-Mormon literature and mistakenly take it seriously. Still others “discover” aspects of Mormon history that shake their faith, especially when that history is presented through a tainted anti-Mormon lens. If you’ve lost your testimony, I want you to know that there’s still a place for you in the Church. We’re all on different parts of the same spiritual journey. Please read my essay entitled “What if I Lost my Testimony…” to learn why you should come back.

If you’ve lost your testimony because of anti-Mormon literature or because of biased interpretations of Mormon history, you should know that there are two sides to every story. I encourage you to visit the Foundation for Apologetic Information and ResearchFAIRMormon convictions and historyemail me

Isaiah 1:18

many secular reasons to be Mormon too

visit from the missionariesLocate the Mormon chapel nearest your home

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