The 2021 Path To Successful Church Growth: 2 Tips For You

It is no longer a secret that fewer people want to attend church these days.

What is the point of preaching memorable messages when you will be preaching to empty pews? It is even more pressing in these days of social distancing that you find more creative ways to grow your church. In this post, we will provide you with two tips that will help you grow your congregation.

Explaining Church Growth

Biblically, church growth is fulfilling the great commission of bringing in men and women to build a faithful church. Eddie Gibbs refers to church growth as a science. In this sense, it investigates the church’s nature, its functions, and health about the great commission.

From these definitions, it is clear that church growth focuses on making disciples by attracting people into the church. This brings us to the question, “how can we attract more people into the church?” We will provide you with two tips in the next section.”

Proven Strategies to Successful Church Growth

Set up a church growth committee

No man is an island of knowledge. This is why you need to set up a committee to oversee the church growth process. Every other decision that you make regarding the growth of your congregation depends mostly on this.

You need to set up a team that can sit together, cast a vision, and then delegates tasks to worthy individuals. This team should be made up of church leaders in different age groups. What this means is that you should have the old, young, and middle-aged. Each of these individuals has a clear understanding of what people in their age group want to experience in church.

If you have a team made up of just old folks, how do they want to attract individuals in their twenties? Also, you need individuals that are committed to seeing your church grow. They must have a clear understanding of your church’s objectives, mission, and doctrines. This will help them to keep your agenda on track.

The team should meet frequently and have specific time-bound goals. There should also be measures set in place to measure the achievement of these goals.

Employ the right communication channels

We have already talked about defining user personas. Look at the different personas and ask the question, “What communication channels suit these individuals?” Older folk may prefer text messages and emails. Teenagers and students are more likely to choose social media.

Here’s some good news. Regardless of the communication channels you need, church management software like ChurchPad makes your work easier. Using such a platform helps you to improve your church communication drastically.

Here are some questions that will help you to determine the right communication channels for your church:

  • What channels will appeal most to each individual?
  • Do you have a one-sentence pitch that can attract multiple personas?
  • What does each need to hear to make them feel at home in your congregation?
  • Would the invitees be predisposed to a membership class? If yes, what kind of teaching methods would they prefer?
  • What social media channels do they use the most?


Drop them in the comments section.



ChurchPad is a Complete Church Management Software. ChurchPad empowers your church culture to create an ultimate experience while leveraging technology.

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ChurchPad is a Complete Church Management Software. ChurchPad empowers your church culture to create an ultimate experience while leveraging technology.