How to Attract and Keep Active Church Members pdf epub fb2

How to Attract and Keep Active Church Members by Donald P. Smith pdf epub fb2

How to Attract and Keep Active Church Members Author: Donald P. Smith
Title: How to Attract and Keep Active Church Members
ISBN: 0664251404
ISBN13: 978-0664251406
Other Formats: azw mbr docx doc
Pages: 192 pages
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press; 1st edition (January 1, 1992)
Language: English
Category: History
Size PDF version: 1685 kb
Size EPUB version: 1344 kb
Subcategory: World




In this study of church growth and membership retention, Donald Smith argues that if a church is to survive, it must concentrate on keeping its present members as well as attracting new ones. He interviews people from six hundred churches of various sizes and reviews the causes of membership decline and retention in those churches. He provides evidence that a major problem is membership dropout. He brings together and addresses the assimilation of new members, congregational vitality and church growth, and conflict management and its impact on membership retention. He asserts that churches must meet members' needs in order to attract and keep them.