New Stats Beg New Approaches

Has God changed . . . His attributes, call, or the gospel?


Then why is the following happening in Protestant churches in the U.S. and what does it mean for us as pastors? (Source: LifeWay Research, April 2019.)

  • 6 in 10 are plateaued or declining in attendance.
  • Almost half (46 percent) say their giving decreased or stayed the same from 2017 to 2018.
  • Fifty-four percent of pastors say fewer than 10 people indicated a new commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior in 2018, including 8 percent who had none.

I’d like to hear your insights and to also be a help to change these numbers – we’re in this together!

Four things you may consider are:

  • Treat people like people, not numbers
  • Follow through on projects and ideas
  • Ensure that each member of your team is thriving
  • Pray, fast, repent, and change

Working with the Slingshot Group is like adding staff, encouragement, momentum, and health at a fraction of the price. Learn how we can partner together with pricing options under $500.

The planning, investments, and choices we make today will heavily impact our momentum for weeks, months, and years to come.

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