Here’s how the party line goes: It used to be fairly easy to get church members to commit to consistent giving and/or volunteering. Ask for a missions or building pledge, and people would do it. Mention the need for Sunday School volunteers and folks would commit every week for decades.
Not any more.
Are people not as committed as they used to be? Have we all become that unreliable? I say no.
People are as committed as they’ve always been. They just commit in different ways now.