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Inverse Relationship Between Church Attendance and Business Models

Yesterday Tim Schmoyer was kind enough to mention a recent blog post in his weekly round-up video.

I thought some of the questions that the original post raised warranted a video response to Tim.

What do you think?

Is there anything to this inverse relationship between churches acting like businesses and a decline in attendance nationwide?

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7 Responses to Inverse Relationship Between Church Attendance and Business Models

  1. Adam Lehman November 9, 2010 at 7:20 am #

    Take that to the bank! er…..

  2. Ashley Smith November 9, 2010 at 8:38 am #

    “the less they act like a business, the more their cost of doing business goes down…” BAM. Thank you, Adam!!!

    Less spending, MORE EFFECTIVENESS!!!!!

  3. Todd Porter November 9, 2010 at 8:39 pm #

    I agree. The role of a pastor is to equip the people to do the work of the ministry.

    Wow! That sounds so good they should put something like that in the Bible.

  4. Tony Myles November 9, 2010 at 11:25 pm #

    I like where this starts, but the problem is that we’re only deconstructing.

    And as we all know, until someone constructs a new model the mainline church won’t let go of it’s current model… I mean, Teddy Bear.

    • adam mclane November 10, 2010 at 7:22 am #

      Actually, the original post to this thread was constructive in nature. “Why don’t ministries just act more like ministries?”

      This video was more explaining (deconstructing is your word) how we got here.


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