8 Things You Can Do To Increase Momentum And Growth

Almost every church, especially smaller churches, would love to increase momentum and growth. Sadly, that dream always seems just out of reach. This doesn’t mean it’s impossible. You just have to change your approach a little. While praying definitely does help, it’s time to take action to start achieving your church’s growth goals today. If growth seems too slow, increase momentum a little at a time. Between your church leaders and members, you have the perfect team for increasing your member numbers. 1. Share Your Passion While Tithe.ly suggests praying as the number one way to increase momentum and growth, …

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Could A Location Independent Strategy Work For Your Church?

One of the main goals of most churches is to reach more people. After all, a church can’t be effective without people. An emerging trend is the location independent strategy, also known as multisite. It’s not right for all churches, but it could be the solution to help you reach your community and boost attendance. It’s a unique strategy that works well for newer churches and those with a younger audience. If you’re looking for a unique way to draw in more people, consider multisite. What Is A Location Independent Strategy? A location independent strategy involves having numerous locations for …

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How The Idea Of Sunday Worship Is Changing

As you look out over your members on Sunday morning, you might feel discouraged to see fewer members in attendance. It’s not always the church itself that’s the problem, though. Many of your members have had to change their schedules for their jobs, their kids’ activities and caring for aging parents. This makes it difficult for them to attend traditional services. Sunday worship is starting to change to accommodate more people and better engage members. Getting on board might just help your church grow faster. Offer Live Streaming Your members can’t always attend, but that shouldn’t mean they can’t worship …

7 Ways Church Leaders Must Change To Keep Members Coming Back

7 Ways Church Leaders Must Change To Keep Members Coming Back

Even large churches struggle with keeping members coming back every week. Sometimes, it’s just that members have busy schedules. However, sometimes the problem lies with church leadership. This is when church leaders must change in order to boost attendance and even encourage new growth. The good thing is the necessary changes aren’t that difficult. They just make a major difference in how members feel about the church. 1. Stop Micromanaging It’s hard to give up control sometimes. You know exactly how you want something done and even though you have capable staff and volunteers, you micromanage every person and project. …

Surprising Reasons The Unchurched Stopped Attending

Many of the unchurched are people who at one point had a vibrant relationship with the Lord. If that’s the case, why have the unchurched stopped attending? Some of the reasons might surprise you. It’s easy to write them off as non-believers, but many still study the Bible daily and consider themselves Christians. Knowing why they no longer attend a church could help you to better reach them and help rediscover the power of community. Life Is Simply Too Chaotic Americans are busier than they’ve ever been. They’re more stressed and tired. They work longer hours. Often times, the main …

When Holidays Get In The Way Of Church

When Holidays Get In The Way Of Church

Churches often look forward to major holidays since they’re great times for new visitors. However, there is a noticeable downside. Your current members aren’t nearly as engaged as they usually are. In fact, they’re typically busier than ever rushing around to prepare for the holiday. While you can’t always make them slow down, there are ways to help boost attendance and volunteers during the holiday seasons. Combine Activities Up to 69% of people feel they have no time available during the holidays and it’s stressful. Churches often need more volunteers than ever during the holidays. However, it’s important to remember …

How Relevant Is Your Church Right Now

How Relevant Is Your Church Right Now?

Your church’s growth depends largely on how relevant your church is right now. Church relevance is often how existing members and visitors judge your church. While what worked 30 or 40 years ago helped with growth then, you might have noticed a less engaged church family if your church isn’t relevant today. Your church doesn’t have to stay on the cutting edge of technology to stay relevant. However, change is crucial for growing your church with new members for generations to come. When Was Your Last Change? Think about the last major change in your church. How long ago was …

When Church Cultures Go Bad

When Church Cultures Go Bad

Churches usually start off with a strong vision of their church culture. However, it takes constant work to maintain that culture. It’s far too easy for churches to slip. A disagreement that turns members against each other or leaders who refuse to be team players start to shift the culture from positive to negative. When church cultures go bad, it could spell the end of your church. Members and leaders leave and there’s no new growth. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. Signs Of A Toxic Culture The first thing to do is to recognize the signs of …

When It's Time To Plant A Church

When It’s Time To Plant A Church

It’s not always easy to know when it’s time to plant a church. It’s a difficult journey, but one that’s well worth it when God calls you to start a house of worship. If you’re simply wanting to start a new church because you don’t get along with someone at your current church, it might not be the right time. This is how so many churches start, but are never able to grow. Instead, take the time to truly consider if you’re ready for such an endeavor. When the time is right, you’ll be able to handle any challenges that …

7 Things You Can Do To Mobilize Your People

7 Things You Can Do To Mobilize Your People

Does it always seem like only a small portion of your church members ever participate in anything? It’s a common problem, but it’s actually not as hard as you might think to mobilize your people. Whether you’re trying to mobilize them to be more active in the church, volunteer or even go on missions, one thing remains the same – you have to spark passion in them. It’s all about engaging members in a way that makes them desire to be an active member, grow in their faith and even reach out to the unchurched around them. 1. Give Them …