- 1,400 pastors in America leave the ministry monthly
- Less than 20% of churches recognized or appreciated their pastor in some way annually
- Only 15% of churches in the United States are growing and just 2.2% of those are growing by conversion growth
- 10,000 churches in America disappeared in a five-year period
- The number of people in America that do not attend church has doubled in the past 15 years
- The vast majority of churches have an attendance of less than 75
- In 70% of the churches in America, the pastor is the only full-time staff person
- 23% of church attendees say they attend a small group for growth or accountability
- Only 65% of Americans donate to a place of worship
- Only 60% of Christians say they are deeply committed to their faith
- Only one-third of church attendees believe that they have a responsibility to share their faith
- 26% of Evangelicals believe that salvation can be earned
- In his book, Who Shall Lead Them? Larry Witham said, “20% of US churches have no future.”
William Henard, Can These Bones Live: A Practical Guide to Church Revitalization (Nashville: B&H, 2015).
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