Podcast Episode #207
Discussion about the issues surrounding a church feeling too empty or too full and how to combat those issues.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- Your church worship facility will feel full to attendees when it’s above 80% capacity.
- From a conceptual point of view, it’s easier to deal with the “too full” problem than the “too empty” problem.
- Churches that are often most effective with reaching new people with the gospel are new churches or new multi-site venues.
- Alleviating a “too full” feeling in a worship service can often result in a “too empty” problem.
- Sometimes pews become a problem when a church service is too empty because they can’t be moved.
- Church mergers are becoming a greater option for churches that are shrinking.
- In a church merger, leadership and DNA needs to come from the healthy church, not the dying one.
The ways we discuss solving the too full and too empty problems are:
- Solving the Too Full Problem
- Plant a new church
- Solving the Too Empty Problem
- Use false walls or portable walls
- Set up fewer seats
- Move to another venue
- Consider a building program
- Possible church mergers
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