How Churches Are Getting People to Return to In-Person Worship Services – A Special Three-Part In-Depth Series – Part 1: Understanding the Underpinnings of Declining In-Person Attendance

Episode #SP001
January 14, 2022
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In this special three-part series, Thom looks at how some churches are successfully getting people to return to in-person services. This special project looks deeply at data and information from research and case studies. In part 1, Thom explains why you have to understand the underpinnings of the challenge before you look at solutions.

  • COVID is not the main culprit.
  • Slow erosion became rapid decline.
  • There was a perplexing pattern that preceded COVID.
  • Disunity was a corollary of the perplexing pattern.
  • Simply stating that median worship attendance is 20% lower than 2019 masks the problem.



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