Pastor John Wagner on Growth Strategies for Churches

After a church establishes itself by providing Bible-based worship and guidance as to living a life that pleases God, it may reach a point where the same people show up for every service and the church stops growing. While small churches furnish strong support to communities all across America, most fellowships feel the need to take their messages to more people and attract new members. The following measures can help to promote church growth.

One major reason why small churches stay that way is the lack of visibility. One can raise awareness by creating an attractive Web presence and by engaging in social media campaigns. Furthermore, they can engage with the wider community through participation in events and creative outreach. Providing an excellent experience for those who visit for the first time, and having a follow up strategy have also proven to be productive. This church always needs to be socially involved, welcoming, and down to Earth.

Congregations represent a valuable resource for church growth. Ask active members to invite friends to the services and to host events for prospective attendees. Moreover, establish a way to sincerely welcome new families within the church. As new individuals become more comfortable in the church, they can in turn invite people they know, beginning a cycle of sustainable growth.

About the Author:
As the Lead Pastor at Turning Point Community Church of Lubbock, Texas, John Wagner leads worship services and works to grow his congregation. Visit http://goo.gl/q6LJa to listen to a sermon by Pastor John Wagner.

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