Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Five Surprising Discoveries about Growing Churches
Do you want the bad news first or the good news first?
I always ask for the bad news first. I can’t enjoy the good news knowing that a report of bad news looms in the next few statements.
So I gave you some bad news in my Monday post. I shared with you the statistical reality of the death spiral. Once a church declines below 100 in average worship attendance, its rate of decline accelerates. In other words, the church declines faster and faster.
In this article, I share some good news. The news is about the growing churches in our study. As a review, you can look at the details of our research at my blog post on June 28, 2017. Simply stated, we conducted a random sample of 1,000 churches with data from 2013 and 2016. The margin of error of the research is +/- 3.1 percent. It’s an accurate study. It’s a very accurate study.
So let’s take a few moments and look at the churches whose average worship attendance grew from 2013 to 2016. Here are five of the surprising discoveries from this research.... Read More
Posted by Robin G. Jordan at 4:53 PM