Why Some Church Members Don’t Want Their Church to Grow
- Loss of familiarity.
- Loss of memories.
- Loss of comfort.
- Loss of power.
- Loss of perceived intimacy.
- Loss of worship style.
- Loss of worship time.
Some highlights from today’s Rainer Report:
- Typically, people who don’t want their church to grow are not leading in a Great Commission fashion.
- When a church grows, it becomes something it wasn’t before, and some members experience discomfort.
- If your church experiences growth, expect some of the legacy members to complain about the growth.
- Routine is a comforting thing to many church members. When their routine changes, they typically don’t like it.