Podcast Episode #358
How much growth in growing churches is due to evangelism? Not as much as you would hope. We discuss effective evangelistic churches and more on this week’s episode.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- Most growth in churches is from transfers, not conversions.
- 93-94% of churches are not effectively evangelistic.
- Churches have lost their intentionality in evangelism.
- Evangelism is falling off the radar for many churches.
- A growing church is not necessarily an evangelistic church.
- Churches that are intentional about evangelism are evangelistic churches.
The five evangelism realities we discuss are:
- Growing churches are growing largely by transfer growth.
- The number of effective evangelistic churches (EEC) is surprisingly stable.
- Churches that are not in the EEC category are doing much worse evangelistically than in previous years.
- Evangelism in the EEC churches is a clear priority.
- There are clear and discernible patterns of action in EEC churches.
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