I meet a lot of people who skip church, not realizing its benefits. The church stands between you and starvation because only Christians and Israelis can produce enough food to feed themselves and have some left over. When non-church people get in control, starvation and killing are usual, as in the case of Stalin, Hitler and Mao.
Everyone I know who graduated from college, except one, grew up in church. Some other benefits are:
• more preaching, less crime
• better father/child relationships