Plateau phase of the Life Cycle:

 

  • Vision no longer dominant.
  • Passive - past its prime.
  • Focus is how to sustain and institutionalize gains of the congregation.
  • No new initiatives that involve risk.
  • A sense that what we are doing is working.
  • No felt need for change; finances are excellent.
  • Fastest growing demographic group - senior adults.
  • Children and youth under 18 plateaued or in decline.
  • Selected groups/portion of congregation's morale declining.
  • Programs at qualitative height replacing vision.