A few weeks back we talked about some of the reasons churches plateau. I know it’s a popular topic because so many pastors tell me their churches are stuck at a certain number of members or attenders.
Here’s the good news: Christmas is a great time to get unstuck.
People who wouldn’t come some other time of the year show up at Christmas. And we have a great opportunity to tell them about Jesus and to encourage them to come back to church. You can use Christmas services to help your members sense that they are a part of something big and exciting. It can be tough to keep people motivated consistently over the long haul, but we can get them fired up for a specific day.
A “Big Day” can help people feel like they’re on a winning team.
And a “Big Day” like Christmas can help break through growth barriers (whether it’s 200, 300, 400, or 1,000).
At Saddleback, we refer to it as pyramiding growth. You push past a barrier on a “Big Day,” then the numbers might drop a little bit the…Continue Reading