By Lyle E. Schaller
Are you continue to discomfort over the sight of empty pews? Have your efforts been greater than exhaustive in increasing your congregation? have you ever maximized your brainstorming capability for bringing in new participants? in case you have reached what seems to be your restrict, then not be troubled, forty four how one can elevate Church Attendance can open the doorways of either your church and brain. With confirmed ideas for construction a physique for Christ, church leaders can bring up their club after which loose themselves to target different vital missions for God. Schaller's feedback will energize leaders and placed their church buildings at the highway of abundance.
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Exclaimed the Texas pastor. "I was taught in seminary that a minister was ethically obligated to require several counseling sessions with a couple before agreeing to officiate at the wedding. Well, David and Vera Mace blew that concept right out of the water a few years ago when they declared that was a waste of time. Second, as this one trustee pointed out to us, our old policy was really somewhere between dumb and exclusionary since it focused on real estate and money rather than on evangelism.
10. Has the Time Come to Rebuild? Perhaps 2 to 3 percent of all American Protestant congregations have the mixed blessing of an obsolete building on a desirable parcel of land of adequate size at a prize location. For them the most effective path to increasing worship attendance may be to raze that obsolete structure and replace it with a more attractive and functional meeting place. If it needs to be done, why not go ahead and do it now rather than pass the buck to another generation? 11. Is Your Location Obsolete?
It may mean running counter to the culture of that denomination. It may alienate those who joined convinced this was a voluntary association where the extent of participation was determined by the member, not by the institution. It cannot be accomplished overnight, but it can be the most effective single approach to increasing the frequency of church attendance by the members. The evidence suggests it also may be an effective means of attracting a large number of new members, but that also usually requires excellent preaching, a meaningful worship experience, and a high quality ministry of Christian education.
44 Ways to Increase Church Attendance by Lyle E. Schaller