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 with only 20 congregations as our base group, several hundred more joined and participated in an attempt to provide a clear picture of the state of the church today.
The collected national trends [http://churchinfluence.com/trends/] provide information about essential ministry dynamics and characteristics of the local congregation like:
- Church Type & Membership
- Teams & Leaders
- Praise & Worship
- Mission & Vision
Though, the majority of participants were among Western North American Pentecostal/Charismatic congregations, the National State of the Church Survey brings results of the state of the church much similar to the ones presented by the Pew Forum, Barna Research Group and Gallup. While the said researchers present a more holistic to the Christian body information, the National State of the Church Survey brings a special focus of statistical data on Pentecostal/Charismatic congregations, their structure, leadership and praxis.
Our team of experts is currently preparing a detailed publication of our findings in several parts which will air during the month of March. Make sure you subscribe to our newsletter and all other available media channels and be notified of each part of the National State of the Church Survey as soon as it becomes available online.