Motivating Church Members

How do you motivate church members to increase their interest in spiritual growth?

Preach the Word. Preaching is the primary way that God uses the church to motivate members to spiritual growth.

Cast the vision. Primarily cast the vision through the preaching ministry of the church. And also in the context of small groups, maybe have all ages go through the same curriculum for a season.

Share stories. As a part of creating excitement share what God is doing and has done in the life of other believers.

Set goals. Set out to do a daily Bible reading plan as a church.

Challenge the church to pursue God by spending time in prayer, Bible reading, family worship time, corporate worship. Along with pursuing a lifestyle of transparency and honesty. Encouraging them to grow in the area of giving and stewardship and small group participation. Develop a heart to serve and plug into a ministry. Pursue a non-prejudice heart and grow in boldness to share the gospel. And disciple someone else in the same process.

Encourage them to pick a time and place to develop the habit of spending time with God in their relationship with Him. Start with the right attitude and pray without ceasing.

I’ve seen churches use small groups, campaigns, a series of meetings, sermon series, discipleship classes. Some are more effective than others, but I think it takes a varieties of ways to reinforce the vision and some learn at different paces and with different styles.

I also think mentoring is another way that is effective. Also I believe university type courses with different spiritual level classes can sometimes be effective.

What are some other ways that can help motivation in spiritual growth?


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