44 Ways to Increase Church Attendance

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Abingdon Press, 1987 - Religion - 132 pages
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Are you still suffering over the sight of empty pews? Have your efforts been more than exhaustive in expanding your congregation? Have you maximized your brainstorming potential for bringing in new members?

If you have reached what appears to be your limit, then no longer fret, 44 Ways To Increase Church Attendance can open the doors of both your church and mind. With proven techniques for building a body for Christ, church leaders can increase their membership and then free themselves to focus on other important missions for God. Schaller's suggestions will energize leaders and put their churches on the road of abundance.


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Begin with the Worship Experience 1 Offer a Note ofHope 2 Enhance the Qualityof Preaching
Schedule More Preachers
Hasten the Pace
Place Greater Weight on Intercessory Prayer 6 Use theMails 7 Call onthe People 8 Involve More People 9 Schedule More Special Sundays
Seek Pledges
Encourage Mutual Accountability 12 Evaluate the Music
Review the Schedule 1 Offer More Services
Expand the Schedule
Create a NewCongregation
Analyze Impact ofLocation in Time Zone and LifeStyles
What Are Your Operational Policies? 1 Change the Policy on Weddings
Encourage Children to Worship
Cancel the Summer Slump
Review theSunday Morning Sequence 5 Review Policyon Frequency of Lords Supper

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Lyle E. Schaller is the most widely read and respected writer on congregational life today. He is the author of dozens of books on congregational life and vitality. He live in Naperville, Illinois.

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