In this study of church growth and membership retention, Smith argues that if a church is to survive, it must concentrate on keeping its present members as well as attracting new ones. Interviewing people from 600 churches of various sizes and reviewing the causes of membership decline and retention in those churches, Smith asserts that churches must meet members' needs in order to attract and keep them.Fortunately there are many successful youth programs in both large and small churches. YOUNG. CHRISTIANS. IN. SERVICE. Suburban First Church, outside a large eastern city, has five hundred members and a very effective youth program.
|Title||:||How to Attract and Keep Active Church Members|
|Author||:||Donald P. Smith|
|Publisher||:||Westminster John Knox Press - 1992-01-01|