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10 Really Big Questions About Future Church Attendance (and 10 Hunches)


As much as worship and so many other touch points impact how we are the church, 76 percent of people say the message is a main factor in whether they attend a church. No surprise, since it’s the majority of the service.

So how do you preaching a way that connects with today’s culture WITHOUT selling out?

The Art of Better Preaching Course is a 12-session video training with a comprehensive, interactive workbook that will help you create, write and deliver better sermons. The course contains the lessons Mark Clark (lead pastor of  Village Church, a growing mega-church in post-Christian Vancouver) and I have learned, taught and used over decades of being professional communicators.

This is the complete course you need to start preaching better sermons, including:

  • Seven preaching myths it’s time to bust forever
  • The five keys to preaching sermons to unchurched people (that will keep them coming back)
  • How to discover the power in the text (and use it to drive your sermon)
  • The specific characteristics of sermons that reach people in today’s world
  • Why you need to ditch your sermon notes (and how to do it far more easily than you think)
  • How to keep your heart and mind fresh over the long run

And far more. Plus you get an interactive workbook and some bonus resources that will help you write amazing messages week after week.

In the Art of Better Preaching, Mark and I share everything we’ve learned about communicating in a way that will help your church grow without compromising biblical integrity. We cover detailed training on everything from interacting with the biblical text to delivering a talk without using notes, to writing killer bottom lines that people will remember for years.

Don’t miss out! Check it out today and gain instant access.


I really don’t want this to sound like a negative post. I am hugely invested in the digital space, as is our church. But I see the digital world as a front door into a more meaningful encounter, not a back door into something less powerful.

I do believe the future will be amazing for the church if we ask the right questions, seize the moment prayerfully, and begin to innovate.

These questions above aren’t just strategic questions, they’re theological and philosophical questions.

The church is far from dead, but asking the right questions will breathe life into it.

Is there any question you’d add to this list?

Any hopeful answer you’d like to offer?

This article originally appeared here.