At the Red Brick Church we’re working hard on a shared vision for meaningful membership. A recent article by Thom Rainer helps explain why.
Numbers of gifted persons and organizations have studied the phenomenon of the church “back door,” the metaphorical way we describe people leaving the church. And there will always be the anticipated themes of relocation or personal crises. We should recognize those issues, though we can respond to the latter more than the former.
But all the research studies of which I am aware, including my own, return to one major theme to explain the exodus of church members: . . .
Read the rest here.