5 Surprising Approaches Churches Are Using to Increase Attendance

I like outliers.  Outliers are, by their definition, exceptions to the rule. They are different from others. Our Church Answers team closely watches church attendance, especially attendance...

How to Grow Your Church by 33% In One Year: the Science of Marginal...

As you reflect on this year and look ahead to the next, you’re likely considering the ways to increase your ministry’s impact.  Here are some...

Why Your Church Needs More (often) Announcements In Worship

Most of us have entered the twilight zone of worship announcements at some point. A person approaches you with awkward determination three minutes before...

5 Church Attendance Statistics Every Church Leader Needs to Understand In 2024

As every church leader knows, what’s happening in your church is to some extent a reflection of what’s going on in the culture. And...

Why Smaller Churches Must Be Better at Hospitality Than Larger Churches

It’s not fair. I know. Smaller churches must be better at hospitality than larger churches. First, I will explain why. Then I will demonstrate...

The Top Ten Lowest Attended Sundays In U. S. Churches

Most pastors, staff, and active church members have a good idea when attendance will drop on a given Sunday. Churches develop a discernible pattern...

3 Ways You Can Grow Your Church Today… but Shouldn’t

So, you want your church to grow. I get it. Especially after COVID’s decimation, many church leaders are doing whatever they can to get people back...

Leading with Courage and Wisdom In Divisive Times

Written by: Tyler St. Clair  Tyler St. Clair is the lead pastor of Cornerstone Church Detroit in Detroit, Michigan. He also serves as the network lead for Church in...

How to Grow a Small Church

“It doesn’t matter to the Lord whether He saves by the few or by the many” (I Samuel 14:6). Depending on a number of factors,...

How Bad Times for the Economy Can Be Good Times for Churches

So, chances are the economic news has you wondering what the future holds for your church. It seems that the default for many church leaders...
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“It is finished” (John 19:30). In a panel discussion regarding the movie Saving Mr. Banks, actor Tom Hanks, who plays Walt Disney in the film, tells of...