I recently received an email from a former staff member of another church where I served as pastor. She’s in a new church now and asking a great question.
Hypothetically (or maybe not), how would one grow a church that had no young families? Any suggestions on the matter would be greatly appreciated.
My short answer:
That’s a great question. Church growth happens primarily because of relationships and relevancy to people’s lives. To grow a church where there are no young families, but you want to reach young families, you have to build relationships with young families and make things relevant for where they are in life.
It’s not impossible, and certainly not wrong, to grow a church without young families. Older families and individuals need relationships and relevancy also. It just alters the ministries you offer and the way the church is structured.
This is a very quick response to my friend, but it is an incredibly great question. What do you have to add?