Why Are Members Leaving?

Yesterday I read Thom Rainer's post on "Eight Reasons People are Leaving Denominational Churches for Non-denominational Churches."  Here are the eight reasons from his informal Twitter Poll. Denominational churches have a negative reputation. Some respondents used the phrase “negative brand” to communicate this reason. Denominations are known more for what they are against than what … Continue reading Why Are Members Leaving?

Great Churches

Buildings, attendance, history, social programs, benevolence programs, outreach efforts, mission events, youth or children's ministries, and membership involvement opportunities.  These are many of the suggestions I read about from church growth experts on a regular basis. Admittedly, each one of these has merit. Yet, even if a church is doing all these things, they could be like … Continue reading Great Churches