From Carey Nieuwhof-
Of all the mysteries that shouldn’t be mysteries, why most churches remain small is perhaps the greatest.
I’m sure there are a few leaders who want to keep their churches small, or who don’t care about growth.
But most small church leaders and pastors I meet actually want to reach more people. They want to see their mission fully realized. They hope and pray for the day when they can reach as many people as possible in their community.
But that’s simply not reality.
The Barna group reports the average Protestant church size in America as 89 adults. 60% of protestant churches have less than 100 adults in attendance. Only 2% have over 1000 adults attending.
As a result, the dreams of pastors of most small and even mid-sized churches go unrealized. Why?
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