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5 Ways to Reach People who Stopped Attending Praise Services

It’s a challenge that has been close to for decades, but it continues to be exacerbated by the outbreak. Members who were as soon as active have halted attending worship.

Indeed, some of the most frequent queries we get at Church Answers are related to this issue. How can we obtain those who stopped attending to return? What is the best approach? Is it really worth our effort or is it a lost cause?

To be blunt, these members are indeed hard to get back. Once they left, they will established new styles and habits, plus church was not one of them. Some of them may not be Christian believers; they attended praise to be accepted or to please someone.

But , biblically, we should not give up on one who has gone down the wrong path. Evangelistically, we have an opportunity to keep the gospel before them. Even if the attempts are difficult, they could really make a difference.

As we hear from chapel leaders around the world, we are listening carefully to some of the most effective methods to reach those who have remaining. These are five methods that are used by a number of churches.

  1. Call them once. Yes, it can be that easy. One pastor got a Sunday afternoon and called twelve persons representing 12 families. He just told them which he missed them and hoped they would come back. He then prayed for them. Three of the 12 families returned within a month.
  2. Hope for them. Many church buildings have prayer ministries, and some of them have intentional prayer for those who have dropped out of church. One church makes it a point to send a “we prayed regarding you” email as soon as every other month. The particular emails are individual and written specifically to the person who is no longer attending.
  3. Keep them on a separate email list. One chapel leader explained it this way. You don’t put them on the email checklist you send for all members. They would understand they are on a checklist that everyone will get; they would not be inspired to return with this strategy. Instead, have someone craft an email that will addresses these people specifically and pastorally.
  4. Be aware of points of need for these people. The pastor in Kansas shared that he discovers someone who has a personal connection with the member who might be no longer attending. This individual asks the active member to tell him when the inactive member has a specific have to which the church can respond. One category of seven returned in order to his church whenever several people ministered to them when the principal breadwinner lost his job.
  5. Remain in touch with the kids of the family. Each time a family stops attending, many church leaders said they had achievement getting the children or youth to attend specific activities. One pupil minister reported achievement especially when their colleagues invite them to a meeting.

Absolutely nothing is new about cathedral dropouts. But the price of dropout more rapid during the pandemic plus was exacerbated by it. Yes, it is not generally easy to get people back in the discipline of gathering as a chapel.

But God continues to work in many chapels and in the lifestyles of those who fallen out.

He has not given up on them. Nor should we.

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