Why Tracking Church Attendance Is Important

January 15, 2019
Episode #502
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Numbers are important, but they aren’t ultimate in the church. Today, we discuss why you should be counting and how, but we also discuss how to avoid making numbers your focus.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • There is no reason to have an aversion to numbers as a church leader.
  • Tracking numbers is a stewardship and accountability issue.
  • You need a consistent method for counting worship attendance in your church.
  • The more someone is involved in the ministries of the church, the more they will invest financially in the church.

The seven reasons that we discuss are:

  1. We must overcome our aversions to numbers
  2. Two most common areas to track: worship and groups
  3. Knowledge of attendance leads to better pastoral care
  4. Knowledge of attendance leads to better stewardship
  5. Those who do the counting in worship service usually provide great insights
  6. Attendance is a key indicator of discipleship
  7. Avoid the classic pitfalls of attendance counting

Resources mentioned in today’s podcast

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