By Carey Nieuwhof on Aug 6, 2016
It comes up in a surprising number of conversations these days. And no one’s quite sure how to respond to it.
The issue? Even committed church attenders are attending church less often.
By Carey Nieuwhof on Sep 26, 2017
Why is it that most churches never break the 200 attendance mark?
By Charles Stone on May 11, 2016
Pastors must craft compelling, Spirit-led services if we are to entice the unchurched to attend and keep attending. What they experience at church must be worth the price of giving up their relaxing mornings at home.
By Bill Couchenour on Nov 9, 2020
"Too often, we have allowed people to settle for giving 2 percent of their income, or attending 4 out of 5 Sundays."
By Josh Reich on Feb 25, 2021
Too many pastors work at churches they would not attend if they didn’t get paid to be there. Think about this: If you work at a church, would you attend it if you didn’t get paid to be there?
By Sermoncentral on Sep 21, 2019
Have you ever thought about how--and why--people should leave a church?
By Brian Croft on Jun 30, 2017
Does church attendance really matter? Here are five important reasons why it is essential that every Christian gather with other Christians in the same local church weekly to hear the preaching of God’s Word.
By Sermoncentral on Jan 4, 2021
Church attendance should be a tool to help people draw closer to Jesus. Not the other way around.
By Sermoncentral on Apr 3, 2020
Here's how you can reach the people who attend your church only on Christmas and Easter.
By Bill Couchenour on Jan 31, 2013
Relationships are more important to church growth than preaching, media or music. How are yours?
By Rob Overton on Mar 19, 2020
"It is incredibly easy for a growing church to appear healthy while leaving bruised and battered people in its wake."
By Carey Nieuwhof on Sep 9, 2016
While social media and even traditional media are still preoccupied with mega churches and multi-site churches, the reality is that most churches in North America are quite small.
By Sermoncentral on Aug 18, 2017
It’s not a pleasant topic. But if we don’t talk about dying churches, we will act like there are no problems.
By Karl Vaters on Aug 30, 2017
We're often told that small churches are failing at church growth. But sometimes church growth ideas are failing in smaller churches.
By Joe Mckeever on Sep 7, 2017
Get out of the office, pastor, and knock on some doors. Later, you can get your people to do it. But first, you do it. Do it by yourself, if you must. Or take someone with you. Do it by appointment or cold-turkey. But do it. That is as profound a way as I know to build a great church.