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2016: Accelerated decline of 100,000 American congregations and rise of the mini-denomination church

Trending 2016: Accelerated decline of 100,000 American congregations and rise of the mini-denomination church The rise of the mini-denomination church. Increased pastoral tenure. Rise of alternative ministry placement organizations. Increase in the number of Millennials who are Christians. Accelerated decline of 100,000 American congregations. Churches no longer viewed favorably by many governmental units. More bivocational […]

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2015 STATE of the CHURCH REPORT: American Congregations – Thriving and Surviving

American Congregations 2015 is the introductory report on the Faith Communities Today 2015 (FACT 2015) national survey of congregations. FACT2015 is the fifth survey in a series beginning in 2000, and replicated in 2005, 2008 and 2010. This report focuses on an initial look at core trends across the survey series and a first look at new sets […]

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Upcoming Official Results of the National State of the Church Survey

For the past several years since the beginning of ChurchInfluence.com, our team of experts has been working on collecting, compiling and analyzing the data from the nationwide survey [http://churchinfluence.com/survey/]. It has become a central topic in our conversations with congregations and leaders across the nation and around the world about church, God and beyond. Starting […]

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