Nine Key Statistical Insights from Churches in 2018

August 7, 2018
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Podcast Episode #456

Tony Morgan joins us to discuss statistical trends he’s finding in churches today and what those trends can mean for your church in the future.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • Churches shouldn’t settle when it comes to attendance, but try to get members to become more regularly engaged.
  • Building a bigger building might not the best way for your church to reach more people.
  • Churches are starting to engage students as volunteers in ministry and seeing them connect better to the church as a result.
  • When your church starts to track different metrics, it forces discussions on intentionality of service and evangelism.

The nine statistical insights we discuss are:

  1. Churches are averaging 1.7% YOY attendance growth
  2. 18% of churches are multisite
  3. 45% of the congregation are serving monthly
  4. Average baptism rate is 6.4% (16:1 ratio)
  5. 60% of congregation are involved in groups
  6. Per capita giving is 47%
  7. 50% of budget is for staffing
  8. 1:61 staff to attendance ratio
  9. 56% of church staff are part time

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