Should I Still Count Attendance at My Church?

Episode #206
July 15, 2021
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This question seems to be more frequent since churches started regathering after the pandemic. Kevin and Thom answer the question with a “yes,” but the affirmative answer does have some caveats.

  • Counting is scriptural . . . if it is done with the right motive.
  • Counting helps us to know how to use our resources.
  • Counting for competitive reasons is not healthy.
  • Counting helps us to see developing trends.
  • Counting creates healthy accountability.


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