Friday, July 17, 2015

4 Keys to Closing the Back Door

I had an extended conversation with a pastor of a church this past week. The topic was not that different from those I’ve had with church leaders for nearly twenty-five years. The pastor’s words were similar to those I’ve heard repeated hundreds of times: “We have a pretty good front door with a healthy number of guests. And we’ve had a steady increase in our number of new members. Our problem is really not the front door; it’s the back door. If we could just keep a fourth of all those who become involved in our church for a few months or more, we would be triple our size.”

He then asked the questions I was anticipating: “So how do we close the back door? What do we do to keep people from leaving our church or just becoming inactive?” Keep reading

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