The Other 80 Percent: Turning Your Church's Spectators into Active Participants

by Scott Thumma, Warren Bird. Jossey-Bass, 2011.
Large the other 80 percent

This resource draws upon research and survey results to suggest ways for congregations to create more active members.

Offerings: research findings, developing listening and learning teams, steps to uncover membership patterns, cultural norms, leadership blindspots, how to engage members, list of online resource, data tables, sample survey questions

Best For: clergy and lay leaders

Cost: purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses:

  • Conduct a congregation-wide survey with the purpose of uncovering membership patterns and cultural norms by adapting the sample survey questions found in the text.
  • Develop a listening and learning team to engage with the 80 percent and suggest practical steps to increase participation.

Curator Curated by Sandra Herron



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