Read an interesting post over at Tony Morgan’s blog. It was about small churches that are trying to reach/break 100 folks in attendance. Since that fits our situation over at Theophilus, I found it relevant. Now, I’m not one to put a lot of value and weight on how many people show up on a Sunday. It’s easy to make a crowd (you just need the right attraction). It’s better to take that attendance number and put it next to the number of people involved in small groups, the number of people that give financially, the number of people that volunteer or serve in ministry, etc. Here are some interesting takeaways from the post:
- It’s impossible to grow a church beyond 100 people if there’s one person who makes all the decisions and calls all the shots.
- It’s difficult to build momentum with regular transitions in leadership.
- Growth in churches is more about relationships than anything else.