Five Surprising Insights about Growing Churches

Episode #357
August 25, 2017
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Podcast Episode #357

We continue our focus on evangelism and churches by revealing five surprising insights that were found in the research on effective evangelistic churches.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • If a church is growing, it’s highly likely that it’s growing faster than its community.
  • By definition, there aren’t many effective evangelistic churches.
  • Church leaders outside of what’s left of the Bible Belt know they have to be intentionally evangelistic.
  • Membership is a meaningless stat in many churches.

The five insights we cover in this episode are:

  1. Over one-third of the churches are growing.
  2. If a church is growing, it is highly likely to be growing faster than the community in which it is located.
  3. There is a good representation of churches that are both growing and are evangelistically effective.
  4. Growth and evangelistic effectiveness are not limited to any one geographic area.
  5. We can no longer use membership in our metrics for churches.

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