My church has a 6000 membership with a Sunday Worship attendance of about 1200 to 1300 (8:30 500 and 11:00 800) sanctuary 50% to 75% filled.The question posed is this; Do we need to expand? Attendance in the last three (3) years have declined. Pastor wants to embark on an extensive program. We are strictly middle of the road, Blended music, mostly "Milk and Toast" preaching and little or no outreach. In my opinion there are two ways to grow a church. (Baptist definition of growth "BBB" buildings, budget and baptisms) You can go Charismatic with your music program consisting of a brass band complete with drums and percussion with a praise team performing nothing but Seven Eleven music along with the pastor teaching the seven spirtual laws for financial freedom and how to enhance your relationship with both your wife and fellowman. We already have several of these in our area, OR You can have a solid music progam consisting of traditional hymns along with contemporary music that is sound doctrinal and the pastor preaching the word as it is written and teaching the flock to share their faith and equiping them to go out into the world and tell the "Good News" The latter will be a much slower growth.