By Lyle E. Schaller
Are you continue to agony over the sight of empty pews? Have your efforts been greater than exhaustive in increasing your congregation? have you ever maximized your brainstorming power for bringing in new contributors? in case you have reached what seems to be your restrict, then now not be troubled, forty four how you can raise Church Attendance can open the doorways of either your church and brain. With confirmed innovations for construction a physique for Christ, church leaders can elevate their club after which unfastened themselves to target different very important missions for God. Schaller's feedback will energize leaders and positioned their church buildings at the street of abundance.
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If your congregation includes more than five hundred members (and approximately onethird of all worshipers in a Protestant church on the typical Sunday in the United States are worshiping with a congregation of more than five hundred members), it may mean you should be thinking about a music program rather than simply counting the numbers of choirs. A reasonable quantifiable goal is to divide the number of members of your congregation by one hundred fifty. The resulting figure is the sum number of music groups that will help lead worship on the typical Sunday morning.
Review Policy on Frequency of Lord's Supper Two generalizations can be offered in regard to the frequency of Holy Communion. First, back in the 1950s the common pattern in several denominations was to offer the Lord's Supper once a quarter. Today, in many of these same congregations Holy Communion is celebrated once a month or perhaps even weekly. Second, in some congregations worship attendance is consistently up on those Sundays when the schedule includes Holy Communion. In other congregations worship attendance is consistently down on Communion Sunday.
Since the bride and her parents are members, we did not even consider charging them for the use of the building. "An hour later I am talking about the wedding of one of our most valuable volunteers, but since she was not a member, the policy stated that she would have to pay for the use of the building. When I took this to the trustees, they immediately declared we should waive the nonmember fee in this case. One of the trustees, however, questioned the whole policy and urged that we reconsider it.
44 Ways to Increase Church Attendance by Lyle E. Schaller