Crazy Gospel Math (Prove Me Wrong)

Rev. Shane L. Bishop

Crazy Gospel Math

I sometimes 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 comfortably 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 for the big question, how do you get those people to attend?  The answer is elementary; you invite them.

Now let’s get out our Crazy Gospel Math calculator; I want to suggest that a church with a…

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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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