Many of you have several points you could add. So do I. But I had to stop somewhere.
So why take the time to mention what everyone already knows?
Because when we don’t pause to remember what really matters, it's too easy for the lure of attendance numbers (both up and down) to become more important than they deserve to be.
Again, it’s not that attendance doesn’t matter, it’s that numbers are easier to see than changed lives, saved marriages and spiritual growth, so they have a way of creeping higher on the priority list than they should.
Maintaining Our Focus
Keep counting attendance.
But never let the excitement of higher attendance or the discouragement of lower attendance divert you from your church’s primary goal.
Love God, love others and make disciples. No number will ever replace the value of that.
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