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The Joshua Gagnon Leadership Podcast

Oct 16, 2019

Welcome to the 194th episode of the Joshua Gagnon Leadership Podcast!


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Today’s episode is the final part of a 3-part conversation on church growth. 

Listen to Part 1 here.

Listen to Part 2 here. 



Takeaways for Leaders:


The third question to ask yourself when it comes to your church’s growth:


Are guests staying? 


Sticking is the terminology we would use if a guest considers our church to be the church they attend. 


Staying is anywhere between the 12 and 18-month mark, when the “newness” wears off. What does the engagement look like at the 18-month mark?


Sticking is short term; staying is long term. 


What will make someone stay is the enduring and inspiring nature of our vision. 


Your vision should be so inspiring that people want to move beyond a participatory level. 


Most people don’t just stop believing in the vision; they just feel disengaged from it.


What’s going to help people stay is the depth of your discipleship groups and serving opportunities. 


People come for the culture but stay for the care.