church growth in small communities

 … on small churches that don’t know what they’re doing …

“Let’s see now,

Electoral Role: 45
Average Attendance: 33
Three services (variety increases opportunity to ‘pick-n-choose’)

so …
9.30am (communion): 10 people
11.00am (all age): 20 people
6.00pm (communion): 3 people.
Looks OK.
Young people: none, but there’s nothing we can do about that.
Offerings: always taken (declining income but well managed cash flow)

Building: tick.
History: lots of it, tick.
PCC: 5 times a year.
AGM: tick.

Anything missing? Nope. So that’s one big TICK.

Boy, we’re a good church!”