In The Purpose Driven Church, Rick Warren stated: “If the church isn’t growing, it’s dying.” That is enough to shock and stun some pastors, even petrify others. Yet, the ones who read those words and take proactive actions to set their church to growing tend to see results. Others who dare not do anything different seem to be doomed to see their church see very few results.
If you want to see some growth in your church, you need to get growing. Get busy doing the things that grow the church. Don’t simply pay attention to who you have in attendance. Get in touch with those who are not in attendance.
What do you do about those who:
- Stopped coming to Sunday school?
- Quit serving in ministry?
- Never signed up for anything at church?
Get a team together to work on reconnecting with such people as soon as possible. Work with that team on how to reach people in a variety ways. Develop a plan for getting in touch with these people. Schedule when to execute the plan. Start bringing the plan to life.
Once you get that going, bring another team together and see how to reach those within the community. Plan outreach activities where you can reach people through the Word and your good works.
Jesus fed folks, healed some, and taught others. He used parables many times rather than laying out a exegesis of the Scriptures through a sermon.