Four Ways Churches Break Attendance Barriers

Blog. Thom S. Rainer. The Christian Post, June 19, 2013.

This web resource details four ways congregations can experience an increase in worship attendance.



Best For

clergy and lay leaders



Suggested Uses

  • Increase your congregation's worship attendance by 1) creating new groups, 2) creating new worship services, 3) creating new venues, and 4) having a major event.
  • Use the blog as a discussion starter for any program-based discussion within your congregation.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim Shapiro is the Indianapolis Center’s president. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. For 14 years, Tim served Westminster Presbyterian Church in Xenia, Ohio. Prior to his pastorate at Westminster, he was pastor of Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in Logansport, Indiana. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation LearnsAfter his extensive work on the Center’s Sacred Space initiative, Tim co-authored the book Holy Places: Matching Sacred Space with Mission and MessageHe has also authored several articles, including Applying Positive Deviance and The Congregation of Theological Coherence.

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