Wednesday, March 30, 2016
7 Subtle Signs Your Church Is Dying
How do you know whether your church’s best days are behind it?
It’s a question that all leaders should ask—even leaders of growing churches.
As with almost everything in life, there are subtle signs your peak may be near or you may be cresting past it.
Other times, the signs of death are evident to everyone but the leaders.
If you recognize the signs early enough, you can reverse the trend, regain your energy and momentum and run with enthusiasm into a new season.
Let the signs go unattended long enough, and things could be very different.
A few weeks ago I talked to a good friend who had just finished dozens of meetings with leaders of small, struggling churches. Like me, his most recent context has been a larger church. I asked him what he discovered.
He told me of meeting after meeting of well-intentioned, Christ-loving people who were now in their 70s leading churches with just a few dozen remaining attenders. Time and again, my friend said, these leaders would tell him they never intended to take their church down this road.
It just happened.
So how do you know your church is dying?
What are the earliest warning signs?
Here are 7 I’ve seen and watch for constantly in our church. Read More
Posted by Robin G. Jordan at 1:46 PM