Some churches are growing and prospering but some churches are Stagnate Churches where a few people struggle to maintain the building and the budget so the same people can sing the same songs and listen to the same sermons (different text) each week. Here is some advice that can stir a stagnate church into a place of living water.
1) Repent of Luke warm living. That is the advice God gave the church in Revelation. Had they heeded God’s advice and returned to God=s plan then I believe they would still be a lighthouse for God today.
2) Renew your vision for the Lord. Find the work God wants you to do and get busy doing it. If you are satisfied to just Ashow up@ at church it will not be long before no one else will show up to watch you show up! Lift up your eyes and look on the fields; and then start doing something about what you see.
3) Find ways to get outside the Church walls. 95% of dying churches have little involvement outside the church walls. They are Adead sea churches@ with resources coming in but little going out except that which evaporates toward heaven.
People will drive fifteen miles to attend a loving church telling about a living lord but they will not walk across the street to attend a stagnate church where the living water fountain is no longer functioning.