I agree with Dr. James Emery White: God wants churches to grow. And healthy churches really should be growing churches.
Dr. White offers 20 reasons why your church may not be growing. Here are a few of them. Follow the link at the end to see the full list!
You aren’t praying for growth.
Your lead communicator does not have the spiritual gift of communication.
You are not attempting to connect with the next generation.
Your church structure stifles leadership, innovation and front-line decision-making.
You are methodologically, stylistically and strategically out of date.
You have unresolved divisions, tensions and discord within the staff and/or congregation.
Your location is counter-productive.
So… what is the main reason you think your church (or other churches) are not growing?