via the Catalyst Blog.
"Francis Chan tells the story of one attender who came to Cornerstone Church, was baptized, but several months later stopped attending. When asked why, the ex-gang member confessed that he must have had the wrong impression of what church was going to be like. He said, "I thought it was going to be like joining a gang. In the gangs we weren't just nice to each other once a week - we were family."
Do gangs paint a better picture of community than your church does?"
I could add fraternities, sports teams, and other clubs to the list....