It’s possible that you’re asking too much from your congregation. This often backfires and results in an even lower participation level.
You may need to ask your congregation for less.
If you ask for less, you are more likely to get a greater response.
It is necessary to cast big vision and make priority asks and challenges.
But too many asks often results in one big “no.”
Your congregation may suffer from “request fatigue.”
You can wear your people out by making endless asks, even though you may not have the response you want. It’s a psychological thing. The process of hearing you ask for “multiple somethings” (sign-up, give, attend, serve, etc.) every Sunday causes the perception of being asked to do too much, and therefore people resist saying yes to anything.