98. Making Sense of Low Attendance (and what you can do about it)

98. Making Sense of Low Attendance (and what you can do about it)

Show notes

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.


  • 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
    1. Reach out individually
    2. Pay attention to the periphery
    3. Engage in your own community

What are the unique challenges that you are curently facing in your ministry context? Let us know! We'd love to hear from you and even address some of those challenges on air! Simply SHARE YOUR NAME, WHERE YOU'RE LOCATED, and THE CHALLENGE YOU ARE FACING right now.

There are 2 ways to let us know:

  1. Email a 20-30 second audio clip to training@yfcnin.org.
  2. Message us on Facebook at The Ministry Leader Podcast.


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Brian Biedenbach

Brian Biedenbach

Brian is the Director of Leader Development for Youth For Christ of Northern Indiana. He is a 20 year youth ministry veteran who is passionate about developing leaders for greater Kingdom impact.

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