Church Leaders - do you think your congregants remember the main point of your sermon you preached last Sunday?
Studies have shown that people start losing memory of learned knowledge over time, in a matter of days or weeks unless the learned knowledge is consciously reviewed time and again.*
So imagine it's Wednesday afternoon:
Congregant Carrie has had a co-worker bugging her all week, and as she tries to remember that teaching point you tried to make, all she remember is "do unto others as they deserve?" Nope, that wasn't your message at all, was it?
Your message centered around "do unto others as you would have them do unto you," that very important second commandment. I bet she's regretting taking the other approach!
What if your ministry engagement platform could help you extend the Sunday message into the week
Imagine being able to offer Carrie more in-depth learning, application, and group conversation in the Christian community.
- What if that didn't require her to meet in-person, at a time that works best for you, the church, and maybe not so much for her, the Mom with a full-time job?
- What if it wasn't dependent on a set time, online via Zoom, or after dinner, when her husband is still at the office, and her kids are screaming as loud as they can and streaming that movie on TV and eating up all the wifi instead of doing their homework?
We'd love to show you how we imagine a Congregant Engagement app (Story) as part of your church management system (Chapter) can help you better engage with your community and help your community better connect with each other.
We want to help your church reframe "What if's" into "What would it look like if"... and then make that vision a reality.
Perhaps it's time for a new approach!
Is it time for your church to consider leveraging the Communitas Ministry Engagement Platform, and building engaged communities between Sundays?
Because, let's be honest, that's when Carrie actually has time in her schedules to pay attention and be present.
Sundays are great for sharing a message. But real learning happens through reinforcing the messages beyond the Sunday sermon, through more in-depth studies, conversations in a safe community, and applying what they've learned. You know, discipleship and disciple-making.
Ready to learn how?
*BTW, that study mentioned earlier was the Ebbinghaus Forgetting Curve, if you were curious and made it to the end of this post.