Can We Grow Again?
by Stan Granberg, PhD
I received a call recently from a church that began with this, “We’re tired of years of decline and want to know if anyone can help us grow again.” What a great statement and a statement that can break your heart. Yet I hear it over and over again. My perspective is that there is a dawning desperation among many church leaders. No matter what they do, it seems like people continue to leave their churches and few guests stick around to replace them.
Score the following statements using this system:
1 point= Nope. This isn't us.
3 points=I hope this isn't us
7 points=This could be us
10 points=Oh dear. This is us!
How did you do?
No matter where you find yourself scoring, there is help. I encourage you to contact the Heritage 21 ministry for a free consultation about what next steps your church might take.
Heritage 21 can help you update your legal documents, better understand your challenges, and suggest options for a God-honoring future for your church.