Podcast Episode #419
If you want to close the back door of your church and keep members longer, these eight traits should be evident in your church.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- If you want to lose people out the backdoor of the church, then have a low view of church membership.
- There’s a high correlation of worship attendance and whether or not someone sticks at a church.
- The most meaningful relationships in a church are often built in small groups.
- Someone in a small group is five times more likely to stick in a church than someone who is not in a group.
- Pastor, you should be the biggest cheerleader of small groups/Sunday School in your church.
- Bible intake transforms all other spiritual disciplines and is the primary facilitator of spiritual growth.
The eight traits we cover are:
- Has taken steps of affiliation with the church
- Attends worship on a regular basis
- Identifies with the vision and purposes of the church
- Is pursuing meaningful relationships
- Gives financially
- Serves the body in some way
- Has intentional gospel conversations
- Is maturing in his or her faith
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