Stop Taking Attendance

by Evan Dolive.

This article argues that congregations should focus more on overall impact versus attendance.


benefits of not taking attendance

Best For

clergy and lay leaders



Suggested Uses

  • Initiate a conversation about what numbers to track or whether to take attendance after sharing this article with congregational leaders.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim is president of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations – of which the CRG is a program. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. 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 Learns.

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