The Growth Gap…

The Growth Gap… September 30, 2018

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The Growth Gap…


“A generation ago, the average church in most towns or cities was about 50-75 people, but the biggest church in town was seldom over 500. Even in large, heavily churched cities it was rare to find a church over 1,000[1].”


What the Growth Gap is…

Interestingly enough though, in 2016 Barna’s research team found that still yet, “the largest group of American churchgoers attends services in a more intimate context. Almost half (46%) attend a church of 100 or fewer members. More than one-third (37%) attend a midsize church of over 100, but not larger than 499. One in 11 (9%) attends a church with between 500 and 999 attenders, and slightly fewer (8%) attend a very large church of 1,000 or more attendees[3].”

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