Why Sheep Follow A Shepherd

Why Sheep Follow A Shepherd

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Church leaders aren’t sports coaches or teachers – they’re shepherds. The Bible often mentions the role of the shepherd, but what’s important to learn is what makes sheep follow a shepherd. It’s frustrating trying to figure out why church members follow some leaders, but not others. The answer is some are shepherds, while others are just leaders. The difference might not seem obvious, but there are certain traits that make people want to follow. It’s those traits that make church members feel engaged and keep them coming back. They Feel Uplifted And Encouraged Sheep follow a shepherd because the shepherd …

5 Things You Can Do To Help Engage Young Adults

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It’s not uncommon for churches to feel like they’re constantly losing their younger members, but one of the reasons they tend to leave is they don’t feel engaged. Some churches don’t seem to have any problems in this area. Why? They take actionable steps to engage young adults. Their strategies also work for bringing in new young adults. Master young adult engagement and you’ll continue building your church for generations to come. 1. Give Them A Leader Sometimes young adults need someone who thinks like they do. Consider bringing on a young adult leader. It could be a pastor, ministry …

Why People Leave The Church

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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 …

7 Tips To Increase Engagement To Improve Church Attendance

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Church leaders are always looking for ways to improve church attendance. Most of the time, it all comes down to finding ways to increase engagement. Even the most devout members may not want to attend if they feel bored or seem to have no purpose within the church. This doesn’t mean you have to give up. This means your members need you more now than ever. They need church leaders to engage them and make church something to look forward to every week. 1. Ask What Members Enjoy/Want Most While 40% of Americans say they attend church weekly, the real …