Podcast Episode #582
In this episode, Thom and Sam discuss a key barrier to church growth, parking. If you are leading a healthy and growing church parking will be an issue. Listen in as the discussion focuses on six ways churches are dealing with parking shortages.
The six questions from today’s podcast:
- Ask key church leaders to park in remote places.
- Some churches use shuttle parking, at least for a season.
- More churches are starting a non-Sunday morning service to deal with space constraints like parking shortages.
- When a church becomes multi-site, parking shortages are often relieved.
- Nearby businesses are often happy to allow church members to park on their property.
- Some churches reconfigure their parking for more effective use.
- Church leaders often arrive early and leave late and do not notice parking issues.
- As culture has changed, we have fewer people coming to church per car.
Resources mentioned in today’s podcast
- I Am a Church Member
- The Biggest Demographic Churches Are Missing
- Sandals Church
- Cosco & Associates
- Revitalize and Replant
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