- Simply put, church growth equals more people coming into the church than leaving the church.
- Taking roll in small groups helps keep members accountable and to recognize when members may be having problems.
- Each small group or class needs someone to monitor absences and follow up with those who miss.
- Many times, family problems embarrass church members and they end up attending less frequently or drop out altogether.
- The single most common family issue that leads to people dropping out of church is divorce.
- Because of what it takes to keep people in the church who have had a moral failure, many pastors choose to do nothing.
The six leading indicators that someone is about to drop out of church are:
Decreased frequency in attendance
No longer attending a group
Decreased giving patterns
Major participant in a church conflict
Thom Rainer on Leadership.
Stay in the light, 1 John 1:7