What Is a Smaller Church? What Is a Larger Church? Part 1: The Surprise (Shock?) of this New Data

Episode #780
December 20, 2022
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Thom looks at new data from Lifeway Research that powerfully depicts the changing landscape of American congregations, particularly in terms of size. In part 1, he tries to grasp the meaning of these new categories.

  • The new smaller church: under 50 in worship attendance (31%)
  • The new mid-size church: 50 – 99 (37%)
  • The new larger church: 100 – 249 (24%)
  • The new very large church 250 + (8%)


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