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Things I should hate more than I do: #12 Sporadic Attendance.

22 Jul

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There’s a funny thing about our church.

We have about twice as many kids who are active in our Sunday programs (attend at least twice a month) than are showing up on a typical Sunday.  In fact, only 5% of our kids attended weekend programs at least 40 times this last year.  To me, that’s a staggering number.

We’re in the process of creating an experience for families on Sunday mornings that they won’t want to miss.  It would be fantastic if, when a family feels like they need to spend more “family time” together, they came to church instead of taking a picnic lunch to the beach.  Going to church should never be a burden on families – we should be equipping them to “do family” better.

I’d like to say that, in a lot of ways, we’re getting there – but we’re not there yet, obviously.

Here’s the kicker: unfortunately, I don’t hate our sporadic attendance… though it’s hard for me to admit.

If, somehow, every actively attending family came on one Sunday, we wouldn’t have room for all of their children.  Putting that in writing makes my heart a little sad.
As a team, we’ll soon be discussing how to creatively shift how we’re using our space in order to have room for these families when they do begin to attend more regularly.  But, for now, we can only fit so many kids into the space we have for them on our campus.

I should hate our sporadic attendance.
Maybe, with a little bit of help, I’ll get there.

Would you like to help our team develop a strategic plan for how to use our space?
Send us a tweet @prince4jc or leave your contact info in the comments section.
We’ll give you some specific information about our current layout and let you think creatively about alternative solutions ot our space issues.
Comments and suggestions will compiled and published in an upcoming post!

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Posted by on July 22, 2009 in Kidmin, Los Angeles

 

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