2008 SBC Resolution On Integrity In Church Membership
April 30, 2008 2 Comments
I hope that it will get passed this year. Keep in mind that resolutions are non-binding things. No SBC church is required to follow any resolution passed at the annual meeting. Having said that, most churches are well served to follow the resolutions.
At my church, we have begun to examine our membership roles and to clean them up. We have over 600 “members” but on any given Sunday morning service we have about 80-85 people in attendance. Sunday evening and Wednesday evening drop to about 40 or so. The pastor has had volunteers call people on our role who are not attending to see if their status can be determined. (For example: Are they attending somewhere else? If not, are they willing to come back or not? Etc.) There were many that the contact information that we have is no longer correct so we can’t find them. From this, we are going to move these non attenders off the active roles and onto an inactive list. We are also planning (at some point) to try reach out to those that might be open to coming back to see if we can bring them back into the church.
What do you all think about this issue? Is it something that we should worry about or is it an issue not worthy of the time and effort?