Will Our Congregation Resist Growth?
Most long-time members of a church find it more comfortable to attend a church that has plateaued in size or even gradually declined numerically than to participate in a fast-growing congregation. Review these six questions to weigh how much your congregation will resist growth.
1
Most of our attenders regularly deal with instabilities, such as divorce, relocation, or job loss, outside of church and seek our church for stability.

2
Our attenders regularly say they like the fact they know everyone's name and face and struggle to reach out to visitors.

3
Our attendance figures have been declining, but financial giving to the church remains stable.

4
Our church often resists complexities that can come with programs, campaigns, and other aspects of church life.

5
Many of our attenders frequently complain about the lack of access or attention they get from staff.

6
Most of our attenders land on the lower end of the commitment scale, rather than the higher end.

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