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July 8, 2009

“Fifteen percent of churches are growing, but only 1 percent grow primarily from new believers.” from Rev! Magazine Nov/Dec 2007

One percent grow primarily from new believers. Thoughts on that number? The majority of churches that are growing are not exactly growing because that growth comes from Christians changing churches.

What does that do to us? How does that impact us? What will we do in hopes of seeing that differently?

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  1. nick gill permalink
    July 9, 2009 1:37 pm

    Check this out: http://oneinjesus.info/2009/07/02/church-growth-who-attends-the-megachurches/

    Since megachurches comprise such a small percentage of total churches, I’m not surprised at your stat, but it IS very telling. I would guess that that stat doesn’t count children as new believers, and that makes it even clearer that churches are not speaking the language of the people around them.

    • July 9, 2009 2:07 pm

      Thanks for the link Nick. Great read.

      Great comments. I think what is most important is a desire to invite others. That takes a desire to grow and though we all say we want to grow few really do, they want to keep things the same.

      Thanks for stopping in.

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