By Lyle E. Schaller
Are you continue to discomfort over the sight of empty pews? Have your efforts been greater than exhaustive in increasing your congregation? have you ever maximized your brainstorming strength for bringing in new participants? in case you have reached what seems to be your restrict, then now not be troubled, forty four how one can raise Church Attendance can open the doorways of either your church and brain. With confirmed ideas for development a physique for Christ, church leaders can raise their club after which unfastened themselves to target different vital missions for God. Schaller's feedback will energize leaders and positioned their church buildings at the street of abundance.
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An attractive building does attract people. An unattractive building repels. The responsibility for cleaning the building and keeping it clean should be clearly defined. 2. Use Lots of Signs Both exterior and interior signs are important in helping first-time visitors find their way. The more densely populated the neighborhood and/or the larger the building and/or the more complicated the interior arrangement of the building the more important are directional signs. The beginning point is the signs along the roads and streets that direct motorists to your property.
Many people contend that it is essential, if the goal is to attract parents of young children, to offer worship at the same hour as Sunday school. In addition to undercutting the educational ministry and the group life of the church and in making it difficult for many teachers to both teach and attend worship, this schedule often tends to encourage erratic attendance by the parents in worship and by the children in the Sunday school. The policy of encouraging all children to share in corporate worship may be the most effective means of removing the "one-hour package" from the agenda of current issues.
Does your congregation change the schedule for the summer by shifting to early hours? Or does your congregation follow the same schedule for all twelve months of the year? What is the policy? Three generalizations merit consideration. First, people are creatures of habit. Changing the schedule twice or more a year can have a negative impact on worship attendance as people are expected to learn new habits. Second, it is easier to communicate a clear message with a simple schedule in the Yellow Pages than a two-schedule format.