Churches grow by spreading the teachings of Jesus Christ and making disciples of all nations. However, attaining church growth is not as easy as you might think. It is not something that can be achieved by simply welcoming new members. Planning, strategy, and other factors come into play when it comes to church growth. Here are some tips you may consider to help make your church grow:
Map out your plan and strategy.
Church growth does not happen overnight. It’s a continuous process that involves leaders, staff, and members. Develop a plan and a clear vision of how to draw more members to your church.
For instance, instead of simply saying you want more people to go to your church, be more specific. Set a timeline to execute your plan. Think of goals as stepping stones toward the achievement of your vision for church growth.
Emphasize the importance of praise and worship in your church.
Praise involves honoring God and thanking Him for His blessings. On the other hand, worship is a more personalized feeling of reverence and adoration for God. An organized form of praise and worship in a church shows appreciation for God as believers acknowledge His goodness. You can come up with creative ways to show praise and worship in your church.
Ask your church followers to invite more people.
Your regular church visitors can play a key role in church growth. You may encourage them to invite their family and friends to attend various church activities. Word of mouth remains a powerful means to encourage more people to attend your church.
Put up a sign outside your church.
If you don’t have one yet, consider putting up a sign in front of your church. You can update the sign to announce events, share meaningful Bible quotes, and invite others to church services. Your sign keeps people informed about the latest developments about your church.
Boost church growth with a website.
Most people rely on the Internet to find information. It’s likely that potential visitors will look up your church online first before deciding whether or not to visit. A website is a powerful tool for church growth. More than just providing visitors with your phone number and address, a website can answer questions about your church, broadcast your message, and promote your vision.
Utilize social media to foster church growth.
In the digital age, it is essential for churches to leverage social media as a means to achieve church growth. For one, it increases your visibility—in some cases, a person will first learn about your church through social media.
Having a consistent social media presence not only helps you build a relationship with your congregation but also with their loved ones. A meaningful post shared by a church member to his own feed will be seen by their friends and family members.
You can also engage with church visitors using your social media accounts. Visitors can discuss and share their experience in your church. Social media accounts can also help you reach young people and encourage them to become a part of your church.
Create programs that cater to young church visitors.
Young visitors are the ones that will continue church traditions and practices for years to come. That is why it is important to come up with programs that will attract the younger generation. Think about projects that will make the youth spend their weekends or spare time at the church.
Make your visitors feel more welcome to encourage church growth.
We all love to feel welcome whenever we visit a new place. The same thing goes whenever we go to a church. Your pastor, staff, and volunteers must work together to give visitors a warm greeting whenever they visit your church. This can encourage visitors come back to your church. All engagement efforts may go down the drain if visitors feel like they don’t belong in your church.
Create an aesthetically appealing environment.
People would prefer to go to a church with a clean and comfortable environment. That is why you need to make a conscious effort in constantly improving your church. For instance, your staff and volunteers need to get the church ready in time for Sunday service. After all, the Bible tells us that all things should be done decently and in order (1 Cor. 14:40).
Organize events or fundraisers to help church growth.
Events and fundraisers are opportunities to promote your church. Retreats, outreach activities, donation drives, and senior supports are some activities you can organize. These events may draw people that you can invite to your church.
Show genuine care for church members.
Your members play an essential role in your church growth. Be understanding of their needs. For instance, make the application and communication process easy for volunteer programs. Orient your volunteers properly if they are assigned a job.
Work with professionals that focus on church growth.
In making your church grow, you don’t have to do the work all by yourself. There are professionals you can count on. Make sure to contact only a team with a highly knowledgeable individuals and solid experience in the job.
About Auxano and Church Growth
Auxano has a team of thought leaders who are committed to helping you realize your vision. We are one of the most trusted ministry partners of churches. For more than 15 years, we have worked with different churches around the globe.
Our Steps for Church Growth
Our team is committed to helping you achieve church growth. Here are three steps we follow to jumpstart your church growth:
Contact us to talk about your goals for church growth.
Visit our website and click on the “Let’s Get Started” button. After that, fill out our form, and we’ll contact you. We only require basic information and contact details about your church.
Discuss your church and your vision.
We can schedule an appointment and discuss your plans for church growth. During our discussion, we can also walk you through our process.
Finalize the plans.
Our team can help you map out a proposal designed for your specific goals. After that, we finalize and sign the documents. We start working after everything is finalized.
Our Growth Tracks
We use different strategies for church growth. Choose the one that’s right for your needs:
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