We just finished a wonderful VBS. It went well. However, discussions and planning sessions and followup discussions revealed something truly scary. We are SBC. Most of our materials we use are from the Convention, a few from local churches around the country, a little bit from Saddleback. Most of our materials do contain the plan of salvation or a brief "how to be saved" article. But we discovered that many many of our people--older teens on up--think salvation means believing in the deity of Jesus and living a moral life and "worshipping." We used the gospel ABC's presentation with the kids, and many adults were shocked to learn that everyone is a sinner. Many had never even considered the idea they had anything to repent of. A good number had no idea what is meant by trusting Jesus for your salvation. Many many are figuring God will weigh their deeds and they will be judged "good enough". These are people who are really well trained in the Bible when it comes to moral issues, money issues, parenting, marriage, and how to run the church. We run a bang up good "worship time." (At this point I wonder how you can truly worship, unsaved and not knowing the Lord you are supposed to be worshipping.) But the main thing--individual salvation--is totally off the radar screen. I don't know how we got this way (new here to this church.) I don't know if it is local, regional, or a Convention-wide problem. I don't know if it is just SBC or a problem in other groups. But I do know we got a wake up call. We need to preach, teach, sing, witness, whatever about salvation in Jesus Christ. We need a regenerate membership. (Maybe we should bring back the invitation!) We seem to have confused Christendom with salvation. Pray for us. One lady said we are the nicest, most moral, most worshipful bunch of heathens you ever saw. I think she may be on to something. How prevalent is this and what is your opinion on what causes this?