Church dropouts: Exit interview guidelines and suggestions

Can we learn something from people who leave our church?

Churches are healthier if their attrition rate can be reduced. Research indicates that more than 60,000 people leave American churches each week and never go back. Lyle Pointer, veteran pastor and church growth expert, suggests talking to those who leave a local church to learn why they have left. Here are his suggestions and guidelines:

I would guess that 20-25% have returned to our church when they felt concern being expressed and understanding being offered. -- Lyle Pointer

arrow   Exit Interviews: Revealing Stories of Why People Are Leaving Church -- a book by William Hendricks [ buy book ]

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Updated: February 13, 2019

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