Like all of the various splinter groups of the Worldwide Church of God they are failing to draw in and grow with younger folk. All of the Churches of God are currently dying off as the older WCG related generations die off.
Lecturing the youth of the church with mindless Armstrongite drivel is not impressing any of them.
They are leaving.
Vertical Thought could not keep them in and Compass Check will not either.
Compass Check” does not show any direction, but rather, that one may be off track and has to reorient themselves. A compass has 360 different points, but only one can be correct; whereas, “Vertical..” has but one point – upward and outward from one’s base – a 90* angle from horizontal.
They would be better off (send a stronger message/emphasis) to have retained “Vertical Thought” which only points one way. And abandon the “Compass Check” which could allow 359 different wrong ways vs the one good way. Clarity in vision is better than clouded, diffused, and misdirected vision – even if accidental.
Ouch! UCG is setting itself up for another epic failure. Over the last several years since it imploded UCG has one failure after another. All of the glossy propaganda they spit out every other week is nothing more than a smoke screen. UCG members are just as disillusioned as those in other COG's. People are asking WHY they even remain any more.
The only real hope the youth of United Church of Godr have is to leave when they are of age. There is a glorious world out there waiting for them to change it. As long as they remain within the cultish walls of UCG they will never truly be free.