[The Christian Post] 14 Oct 2008--When it comes to growing a healthy church, Pastor Larry Osborne doesn't survey the front door to see how he can attract large crowds and wow them with a special program. For the most part, his eyes are glued to the back door.
That's because so many churches have been losing people, and some, without even noticing.
"As long as the front door is larger than our back door or even equal, we often think things are okay. And if the front door is larger, we’re excited that we’re growing," Osborne said as he explained how many churches lose almost as many people as they reach.
"Rather than reaching 100 people, 20 of which we keep, I'd rather reach 50 people, 40 of which we keep," he told The Christian Post.