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Church Attendance Patterns Are Changing And We Have To Adapt
It’s not enough be an attractional church, a caring church, or even a teaching church. We need to become an equipping church.
Church & CultureMay 02, 2018. Church Attendance Patterns Are Changing And We Have To Adapt It's not Church attendance is changing. As recently
Hey, Fletch: Why Does Our Church Need an Executive Pastor?
Tips for convincing leadership that the executive pastor role is a necessary one.
in two-thirds of churches that have 500-1,000 people in weekly worship attendance. I'm still boggled at that statistic. Ask your senior pastor how “complexity” has affected your church.
Time, Not Money, Is The New Church Commitment Currency
Church giving patterns are changing. Here are 5 ways to get our churches ready for that reality.
our overall income into general church offerings has dropped year-to-year. But during that season every other indicator has shown that we've been growing healthier. Attendance is up
What Are You Leading People to Expect from Jesus?
God may not be interested in satisfying every one of our desires.
Before the big family gathering on Christmas Eve, we attended an area church service. At the end of the service, the pastor announced everyone in attendance would receive a free book
9 Ways to Reverse a Downward Giving Trend
an average attendance of 150 people per Sunday, that $8,000 shortfall could have disappeared if every attender had given just $1 more each week ($150 x 52 = $7,800). If our church
A Closer Look at the Housing Allowance
What this tax benefit means for churches nationwide.
of $500,000 or less. More than 60 percent of solo pastors lead a church with an average weekly attendance of 100 or less. Among those categories:
Leading Fearlessly in a Changing Culture
Popular blogger and pastor Trevin Wax discusses how a marginalized church can actually be more effective.
Declining denominations, dropping church attendance, rising numbers of people claiming no religion—these recent trends are enough to keep church leaders up at night.
What About Those Sheep-Stealing Megachurches?
Megachurches keep getting bigger while small churches seem to struggle more than they used to. It's easy to think one is causing the other.
The Ever-Widening Church Size Gap. We're living in a new reality regarding church size. A generation ago, before megachurches came along, the size
Why Is It So Hard To Find Help To Pastor A Small Church Well?
Scrambling for morsels of truth about healthy small churches can make you feel like a pig digging for truffles.
let's just say, I didn't need an attendance sheet to see there were fewer than 100 people in front of me on Sunday. I almost left the church and the pastoral ministry during that season.
Small Church Essentials Is Here!
It’s not about wanting churches to be small; it’s about wanting small churches to be great.
Karl Vaters gets it. In Small Church Essentials, Vaters provides insight and ideas for the pastoral majority—those leading smaller churches under 250 in attendance. – Thom S. Rainer.
When People Leave: The Private Pain Of The Small Church Pastor
Even if the church is large and growing, it can be hard when people leave. But when the church is small, each loss is much more painful.
When a small church loses just one family it can mean massive changes in entire ministries. Second – and most difficult – it's not just a drop in attendance, tithers or volunteers.
Pastoral Training Is Changing
It's not a straight path to the pulpit anymore.
But while Osborne's success has been in building what he calls a “giga-church”—a congregation with a weekly attendance of over 10,000—Ferguson's vision is different.
The Event Matters: How Going To Church Helps Us Be The Church
For almost 2,000 years, Christians haven’t just been the church, we’ve gathered for the event of church. Because the event matters.
Church attendance should not be the defining feature of our Christian lives. After all, God doesn't take attendance. But that doesn't mean going to church doesn't matter. It does. A lot.
Is Your Church Measuring Health Or Size? They’re Not The Same Thing
In the same way that a healthy elephant is bigger than a healthy rabbit, a church's size has nothing to do with its relative health – or relative value.
Small Church MinistryJanuary 16, 2018. Is Your Church Measuring Health Or Size? Now for another riddle. What's better, a healthy church of 50, or a healthy church of 5,000?