Wednesday, August 13, 2008

What Causes Churches to Grow or Decline?

I posted an article yesterday by Dan Garland (Director of Pastoral Ministry and Church Consulting) as part of his Today's Bivocational Pastor e-newsletter. This excellent article deals with the results from two new studies show that church growth has more to do with internal rather than external factors.

He first reviews some of the findings in The American Church Research Project then compares them to the findings in Essential Church? Reclaiming a Generation of Dropouts by Thom Rainer and Sam Rainer.

Look at these findings and read an overview of how Thom and Sam Rainer evaluate some of these key internal factors in Essential Church.

Read What Causes Churches to Grow or Decline?

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