Podcast Episode #128
We discuss why church members dislike change and ways that pastors and church staff can help ease this tension when a church begins to grow. This comes from a recent blog post entitled Seven Reasons Some Church Members Don’t Want Their Churches to Grow..
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- When there is growth taking place, new people come into a church and things change.
- Many times we are too concerned about our needs, our preferences, and our comforts in the church.
- When churches grow, groups are the key to maintaining intimacy.
- As a church grows larger, it has to grow smaller through groups.
- Worship style continues to be an explosive issue in many churches.
- Don’t just explain the what of a change but the why as well.
The seven reasons some church members do not like church growth are:
- Loss of familiarity.
- Loss of memories.
- Loss of comfort.
- Loss of power.
- Loss of perceived intimacy.
- Loss of worship style.
- Loss of worship time.
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