How You Can Address Declining Church Membership
Down, down, down.
For the first time in its 8-decade history, the Gallup poll on church membership reveals that membership among US adults has dropped below 50%.
The dastardly coronavirus only exacerbated what was already happening. Just 22 years ago (1999), 70% of Americans said they belonged to a church, mosque, or synagogue. Today less than half (47%), belong to a religious body.
For decades, Group closely monitored decline in churches. So much so, this interdenominational Christian publishing company, created the prescient documentary When God Left the Building and book Why Nobody Wants to Go to Church Anymore: And How 4 Acts of Love Will Make Your Church Irresistible. Even though these resources were created pre-pandemic, they’re more relevant than ever. The book’s “4 Acts of Love” (radical hospitality, fearless conversation, genuine humility, divine anticipation) give valuable perspective for churches moving forward. The film shows a gripping story of one church’s struggles, an exclusive interview with inventor of the first digital camera (spoiler alert: at Kodak), and out-of-the-box/out-of-the-building examples of what church might look like in the future.
You can take steps now to address declining church membership and develop a plan to transform your church into a place of extraordinary, authentic, and irresistible love. Download a complimentary copy below of the Why Nobody Wants to Go to Church Anymore Action Plan and use it along with the book Why Nobody Wants to Go to Church Anymore. Add in a viewing of the When God Left the Building film for your leadership team or your entire congregation to fuel passion for change and explore new ideas.
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