Declining churches often feel that they would be growing, if it weren’t for that one church down the road, but it’s time to stop blaming other churches and seeing them as competition.
The world is full of darkness. The endless news of violence, tragedy, and pain is enough to make a person never want to leave their house. We know that the world has been dark since the fall of mankind, but the darkness in our age feels even darker and more oppressive. Here are six practical things your church can do to thrive in a post-Christian world.
There are a lot of well-meaning people who will try and tell you that your church can grow through the summer. Maybe your church shouldn’t try to go hard and grow through the summer (at least in terms of attendance). But maybe, instead of trying to avoid it, your church could leverage the summer slump.