5 Significant Attitude Differences That Separate Growing and Declining Churches
So what’s the difference between a growing church and a declining church?
Well there are many, but one of the biggest differences I see is the attitude of the leaders.
The leaders of growing churches almost always share a common attitude.
So do the leaders of declining churches.
And the attitude has a huge influence over the each church sees.
Attitude may or may not be everything, but it’s close.
Here are 5 attitude differences I see again and again in growing churches and declining churches.
The first attitude I mentioned in the previous post is "We Can vs. We Can’t"
2. Them vs. Us
Declining churches focus on themselves.
Growing churches focus on the people they’re trying to reach.
If your leadership table conversations are all about the needs and wants of your members, it’s a sign that your church is insider focused.
The mission of the church is to reach the world. Growing churches not only that; they live it.
Besides, who likes to hang out with selfish people?
And ironically, selfish people almost always end up in a very surprising place: alone.
Because a life devoted to self ultimately leaves you alone. That’s also true for selfish churches.
If you’re becoming smaller and smaller, is it because you’re selfish?