The Back Door is Open
To evaluate our movement this year is a “Tale of Two Lists”. The first is the 70+ people who have trusted Christ this year through our students. Even with incomplete buy-in from our leaders on evangelism we saw God do wonderful things. (Read about the “Destino Statistic Challenge” to get more of an idea of what has been happening.)
The first list is encouraging and exciting. The second is alarming.
Our second list was compiled last week at our staff meeting. It is a list of 25+ upperclassmen students who are no longer leading with us in Destino. There are a variety of reasons why they aren’t returning to lead. The simple fact is we are losing our upperclassmen. The front door is open and new people are streaming in. The problem is the back door is open and people are pouring out.
If we don’t learn how to “close” the back door then we are destined for failure as a movement. Some of our initial thoughts are that we need to get better at Win, Build, Heal, Send. We also need to get our students more connected to local churches.
Ultimately we are at a loss. What advice would you give us to help us close the back door and retain students in our movement?