How Churches Are Growing in a Post-COVID World – Part 1: The Churches That Are Not Growing

Episode #249
May 12, 2022
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In this three-part series, Kevin and Thom look at new research from Church Answers detailing how churches are growing since the pandemic. In this first part, they provide an overview of the research and the primary characteristics of the “other” churches — churches that are declining.

1. The nature of the research.

2. A review of issues of acceleration and exacerbation.

3. The pre-COVID world is not coming back.

4. A case study of a church that is declining post-COVID

5. The case for hope for churches not growing




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