98. Making Sense of Low Attendance (and what you can do about it)
We’re all facing unique challenges during this season that is usually full of energy and excitement about the year ahead. But there’s one common trend that the vast majority of ministries are facing right now... low attendance and engagement both in person and online. In this episode we'll look at some recent stats regarding current attendance patterns, what it reveals about our ministries, and what we can do about it.
IN THIS EPISODE
Current statistics regarding church engagement through COVID among practicing Christians
Potential reasons for the decline in engagement
What online services and youth ministries lack
Fostering healthy community even with low engagement
Reach out individually
Pay attention to the periphery
Engage in your own community
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