Five Ways to Keep it Growing (Once You Get it Growing)

Here are some thoughts on keeping a church growing, once you get it growing…

Rev. Shane L. Bishop


5 Ways to Keep it Growing (Once You Get it Growing)

The growth curve in weekend worship at Christ Church since 1997 has truly been remarkable.  We have moved from just over 200 per weekend to almost 2,100 and in doing so, have grown steadily each year.  We have never had a 25% jump in attendance (so much for making the 100 Fastest Growing Churches list) but we tick up and to the right each year.  Almost every church in USAmerica desires to see their congregation engaged in the kind of eighteen year cycle we have enjoyed but what makes one church grow when many others are in decline?  Obviously location doesn’t hurt, but there are plenty of dying churches in excellent locations all over the country.  I am all for good theology but lots of dying churches believe the right stuff.  A great pastoral leader is helpful but I know…

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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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