Podcast Episode #357
We continue our focus on evangelism and churches by revealing five surprising insights that were found in the research on effective evangelistic churches.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- If a church is growing, it’s highly likely that it’s growing faster than its community.
- By definition, there aren’t many effective evangelistic churches.
- Church leaders outside of what’s left of the Bible Belt know they have to be intentionally evangelistic.
- Membership is a meaningless stat in many churches.
The five insights we cover in this episode are:
- Over one-third of the churches are growing.
- If a church is growing, it is highly likely to be growing faster than the community in which it is located.
- There is a good representation of churches that are both growing and are evangelistically effective.
- Growth and evangelistic effectiveness are not limited to any one geographic area.
- We can no longer use membership in our metrics for churches.
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- Surprising Insights from the Unchurched
- The Unchurched Next Door
- I Am a Church Member
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