Why Your Church Attendance May Vary 25% Each Week

Episode #503
January 18, 2019
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Worship attendance swings can be dramatic in local churches. Today we discuss why that is and how to combat it.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • Your church attendance pattern is more of a factor of what your church members are doing than an effect of cultural Christianity.
  • Churches with on-campus groups often have smaller attendance variances than those with off-campus or in-home groups.
  • When there is an entry point for church membership, member accountability is higher and involvement is usually greater.
  • Sunday morning can be a difficult time to make it to worship for up to 1/3 of your community due to work arrangements or other factors.

The six points we discuss are:

  1. It’s not all cultural
  2. The power of on-campus groups
  3. Leadership involvement > ministry involvement
  4. Still more emphasis on entry points
  5. Urgent follow-up on entry points
  6. Is it time for a renewal of options?

Resources mentioned in today’s podcast

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