Stop Inviting Only “Christian-ish” People to Church

Rev. Shane L. Bishop

Are We Inviting the Wrong People to Church?

I often get the opportunity these days to help pastors and congregations think about growth.  Here is a formula I use when I consult.  Take your sanctuary capacity; multiply it by .75 and double it.  That is your target.  I see a lot of churches in USAmerica that were constructed to seat about 200 comfortably so let’s use this as a starting place.  Multiplying 200 by 75% will give you 150; so double it to get 300.  Your building would allow you to reach 300 people each week in two Sunday morning services.  Doing two Sunday services with Sunday School in between is really quite efficient and easily done.

Now let’s get out our Gospel calculator; I want to suggest that a church with a sanctuary that holds 200 and averages 100 in attendance each week can be less than two years…

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Published by Rev. Shane L. Bishop

Senior Pastor of Christ Church, Fairview Heights, IL since 1997. I am an orthodox Christian but I am not in a bad mood about it. A Distinguished Evangelist of the United Methodist Church.

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