Growing Churches, Evangelism Renewal, and You

Episode #354
August 15, 2017
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Podcast Episode #354

Statistics of doom and gloom for churches are all the rage—especially for those who specialize in helping churches. But are they correct? Not always.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • It takes about three years of data to see patterns in churches.
  • 56% of churches are in absolute decline.
  • More than 1/3 of churches are growing.

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