New religious movements have high turnover of members

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Identify and briefly explain why new religious movements have high turnover of
members. (9 marks)
One reason why new religious movements have a high turnover of members is that they
find it difficult to sustain the interest and enthusiasm of members over time. This is because
many new members are very committed and enthusiastic to begin with but over time they
find this difficult to keep up and so may leave as their commitment and enthusiasm
disappears.
Another reason for the high turnover of members is that many groups make heavy demands
on members which they eventually feel is too much. Some members may find these
demands unacceptable or difficult to manage, so they leave.
Some people join such groups during periods of personal crisis and leave when the crisis is
over. Some people join movements out of need caused by a personal crisis such as ill health
or a broken relationship and may leave the movement when they have dealt with the crisis
and no longer feel the need for the support offered by the movement.
Total marks scored: 3+3+3 = 9

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