The church term “Summer Slump” has been around for decades and I think it’s time to retire the phrase.
The idea of an anticipated attendance “slump” will deliver on its promise every time.
This is more than a numbers thing; it’s about how you perceive your church in the summer.
I certainly acknowledge a change in the rhythms of life during the summer, mostly centered on family. The kids are out of school and vacations kick in!
But there are equally large rhythms that remain steady, like the adults still go to work most of the summer and continue to go about their normal daily routine.
The church is very similar.