I am a three times on Sunday (Sunday School, Morning worship, evening Bible Study), midweek Bible Study/prayer meeting, every week attender to a very conservative/traditional church. Have been all my life (48 years old).
I think the church, as a whole, has been our worst enemy. Focusing on personal preferences, and constantly changing trying to appease an ever changing “world” (not meant as a slight but those outside the church).
The church should offer an alternative, and quit trying to be a lesser version of what people outside of the church already have.
I attend and have attended churches that for the most part strive to be Biblical. That is not always the popular choice but it is consistent. The world should not be the standard but the Bible should be the standard. Attendance numbers, although important should not be THE deciding factor of how the church operates.
I have seen in the last five years, a younger church going generation, finding their way back to the traditional style church versus the entertainment based churches. I have asked several why they are coming back. They all have said, they desire the consistency of being Bible based rather than being entertained. Simply said, they want Bible preaching and teaching.
I have for the most part attended churches that run 100-200 on Sunday morning. I currently attend a church that runs between 600-700 on Sunday morning.
I don’t anticipate the church as a whole to continue to grow (although I do believe individual churches can) based on what the Bible says: 2 Timothy 3.