1) Motivation/problem statement: Churches across America are in decline. This article points out ten possible reasons a person’s church may be soon closing its doors and offers possible solutions. 2) Methods/procedure/approach: I used my experience and several recent research surveys by Barna Research, Faith Communities Today 2005 Survey, and the Leavell Church Growth Center to present a variety of church door slammers. 3) Results/Findings/product: If churches will take note of these door slammers and use the suggested solutions listed, they can address each and turn their church around. 4) Conclusion/implications: If churches want to be healthy in the truest sense of the word, they must avoid closing their doors and implement turnaround solutions.
Von Kanel, D. R. (2012). Closing Our Doors: Ten Reasons to Consider Why Your Church May Be in Trouble . . . and What To Do. Great Commission Research Journal, 4(1), 34-42. Retrieved from https://digitalarchives.apu.edu/gcrj/vol4/iss1/4