Seven Key Ways to Alleviate the Pain of Low Attendance Days

May 7, 2019
Episode #534
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Low attendance days happen in the life of every church. While they are often unavoidable, you can potentially improve them and make them fewer and farther between.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • In your new members class, you need to address the importance of regular worship attendance.
  • Unexpected low attendance days can be frustrating for church leaders.
  • Churches might consider adding an alternative worship service on weekends they know will have low attendance.
  • Groups are the best way to connect people deeply to the life of a church.

The seven keys we discuss are:

  1. Make certain expectations are clear and front-end.
  2. Have a clear understanding of why those low attendance days take place.
  3. Consider an occasional additional service, such as Thursday night.
  4. Consider a permanent additional service.
  5. Consider alternate times for inclement weather.
  6. Keep groups active.
  7. Don’t let the dips stress you out.

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