Church Growth Calculator!

Church Growth Calculator!

I think our church could really buy in to this!


Do you spend all of your church growth resources on attracting visitors?

Did you know, for church growth, that visitor retention is up to 10 times more important than visitor volume?

The Church Growth Calculator™ is a tool that has never been available before in the history of the church.

ConnectionPowerT offers a revolutionary new Visitor Retention Process that will grow your church. It Works!

The Power of Visitor Retention
See for yourself! Add one family unit to the “Monthly Aver. Visitor Volume Rate#” (from 32 to 33), on the Church Growth Calculator above. Next hit “Enter” and see the results over the ensuing five years. Next click “Reset” and add one family unit (from 4 to 5) to the “Monthly Aver. Visitor Retention Rate #” to see the results over the ensuing five years.

In this case, an increase of one family in the visitor retention rate caused church growth that was 6 times greater than the same increase in the visitor volume rate. So why do churches put all their eggs in the visitor volume basket? ConnectionPower™ helps you to retain visitors and to grow your church!

  1. #1 by Chris P. on November 17, 2004 - 3:50 pm


    Great find! We never got into the whole Rick Warren thing at all. Don’t like gimmickry either.

    We are looking for solid foundations and this looks very helpful. Quality not quantity.

  2. #2 by Jordon on November 17, 2004 - 4:04 pm

    Sell out! 🙂

  3. #3 by Paul Johnston on November 17, 2004 - 9:37 pm

    I take it you are a little less than impressed. Sometimes you just want to stare at a crucifix and cry.

    Did they really say they are a carefully constructed net of caring touches and strategic personal contacts. Good Lord, that’s the creepiest thing I’ve listened to in a long, long time. I need a hot shower.

  4. #4 by Randall on November 17, 2004 - 11:15 pm

    I couldn’t find where you enter the work of the Holy Spirit in the report. ?!?

  5. #5 by Jayson on November 18, 2004 - 8:11 am

    Holy Spirit? We don’t need that guy, we got the connection power calculator. Add that to our 40 days of purpose campaign and we are set to grow a real church…

  6. #6 by Dave King on November 18, 2004 - 8:43 am

    Too awful not to be true, you just can’t make this stuff up.

    – Peace

  7. #7 by Chris P. on November 22, 2004 - 9:57 am

    “I detect the air of medacity.”

    Big Daddy from Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

    I seriously doubt that any here actually went through the website and studied it before commenting. First of all this is nothing like Rick Warren’s tripe. Saddleback and Willowcreek are monuments to Hegelian philosophy. All these folks are doing is utilizing technology to help enable discipleship vs just numbers. Gee,sounds like post-modern blogdom. (At least that seems to be the stated purpose of most bloggers.) I see nothing unbiblical about what they are attempting. I remember my spiritually superior,cutting edge, house church days. The problem in the Church whether institutional or emergent is PEOPLE! However since it is people who make up the Church, it seems we have a Catch 22. Can’t live with them, can’t live without them. Since the Good Shepherd leaves the 99 to find the one, and the angels rejoice when the one is found,who are you oh man to criticize those who are at least doing more than “deconstructing”? Why aren’t you rejoicing along with them? The movement has become more important than the people to be sure. Certainly there is a pious hypocrisy at work here and the air of mendacity is filling the nostrils of our Big Daddy.

  8. #8 by LT on November 22, 2004 - 2:49 pm

    Chris P:

    A) You often read way too much in to stuff

    B) I showed this thing to a number of non-emergent, non-postmodern, non-blogging, evangelical Christians and they had the same reaction I had.

    C)Stop trying to diagnose the hearts and motives of people through blogs.

  9. #9 by Roger on July 28, 2010 - 5:26 pm

    Certainly this calculator doesn’t replace the spirit; God orchestrates growth not us. It is true though that one plants, another waters and God gives increase. Our job is to plant and water, organizing the planting process is not wrong.
    for me this calculator is a little much. The big idea of these formulas for me is not so much prediction, but breaking large goals into easier goals. i think the Pert formula does this quite well.

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