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

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?

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

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

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

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 …

How To Maintain What You Already Have To Increase Growth

How To Maintain What You Already Have To Increase Growth

When you want to increase growth in your church, the best place to start is to maintain the momentum you already have. Future growth usually stems from an active church family. When they’re engaged and have no interest in leaving, they’ll also help to bring in new visitors. The key is ensuring growth doesn’t start to decline. With a little extra work, it’s easier than you might think to keep your members happy and engaged and still boost growth. Improve Current Member Engagement Your first step is to improve member engagement. When members don’t feel like a church is making …

How To Welcome New Attendees To Keep Them Coming Back

New visitors are crucial to growing your church. However, the way you welcome new attendees determines how likely they are to become members. With the right welcome plan, it’s easy to learn more about your new guests and even follow-up with them later on. After all, making an effort to connect is a great way to show visitors you care about them. The one thing to always remember is to make every new attendee feel special and like a welcome part of the community from their very first visit. Have A Welcome Team Every church, no matter how big or …

Why People Leave The Church

When you notice people starting to leave the church, it’s worrisome. You may wonder what happened or if there was any way to prevent it. First of all, it’s not always related to the church. Second, it is possible to prevent some church members from making the decision to leave. The most important thing to do is to remember to listen to the needs of all your members. It’s that feeling of community that keeps a church growing and thriving. They’ve Simply Burned Out It’s far too common to have members leave the church due to burnout. These aren’t the …