A few days ago I reported that United Church of God failed to draw in significant numbers of people to their public campaigns. Now it looks like Gerald Weston's leadership has taken its first hit as his reign starts.
Living Church of God recently ran their own series of public appearance campaigns in order to recruit new income sources. Just like UCG, they failed rather spectacularly!
Church of God News has this up:
Viktor Kubik of UCG was disappointed that a total of only 76 visitors attended the 3 Beyond Today presentations in North Carolina, but LCG’s recent attendances have been worse. A Tomorrow’s World presentation on Sept. 24 in Ohio drew only 13 guests, and only 13 visitors attended 3 Public Bible Studies in Illinois and Missouri.Imagine how pathetic it is to only be able to draw in 26 people from three states! That is 26 out of 31 million people!!!!!!! 26! Thats no witness at all. Of those 26 it can almost be guaranteed that 0-1 of them will ever return to attend a church service much less become an income stream.
This is the entire comment on the LCG site. It also confirms what most of us have always suspected. LCG, like UCG, pads their audiences with members tome it look full.
The Springfield, Illinois, and St. Louis, Columbia and Rolla, Missouri, congregations each recently hosted their first in a series of Bible Study lectures. One of these was held on a Sabbath afternoon and the others were held in late afternoons or early evenings. The topic at each was Armageddon and Beyond. The 13 guests and 90 brethren who attended these lectures saw PowerPoint presentations illustrating end-time prophetic milestones and had a handout to enable them to better follow along. All listened attentively and many took notes. After the presentation, each guest received the booklet Armageddon and Beyond, written by Mr. Richard Ames, and many of them stayed to fellowship with the brethren, who are enthusiastic about hosting more Bible Study lectures beginning in December.—Richard Franz