LEADING FROM ALIGNMENT EPISODE 159: FOUR PROMISING TRENDS IN THE LOCAL CHURCH – PART 1

by | Oct 18, 2022 | Leadership, Ministry Leader, Pastor, Podcast, Success | 0 comments

Jesus is on the move and building His church today. In a world where bad news seems to rule, we unpack two of the positive trends they’re noticing across our network of church clients, and how leaders can ride the wave of these two encouraging currents.

Here is the audio version of Episode 159. Video version is here.

Show notes are below:

Positive Trend 1: Giving

I’ve lost count of the number of pastors, who since the beginning of the pandemic, have relayed to me that they’ve been experiencing record levels of giving. In light of the challenges we’ve had, for the vast majority of churches, giving hasn’t been one of them. Takeaways for leaders:

  1. Teaching people to be properly related to money bears long-term fruit
  2. Money is easy for God

Positive Trend 2: New Growth

Church leaders reported to us losses of 30-60% of people from the churches they lead during 2020-2021. And while the attrition has been happening, another phenomenon is occurring at the same time . . . new growth. Takeaways for leaders:

  1. Prepare for new growth.
  2. Upgrade your guest experience. Put yourself in their shoes and make your gatherings understandable to them.
  3. Create space for new people to meet you and each other.

 

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