Why Plant Churches?
- Between 50 and 75 U.S. churches close their doors every week. (Barna Research)
- More than 80% of the churches in the U.S. have plateaued or are declining. (Barna Research)
- In the United States alone, there are over 200 million unchurched people, making the U.S. the third largest mission field in the world. (Barna Research)
- Since 1991, the number of adults in the U.S. who do not attend church has nearly doubled. (Barna Research)
- Seventy-seven percent of Americans do not have a consistent, life-giving connection with a local church. (Dave Olson)
- The largest unreached people group in America is the 20-somethings. (Barna)
- 51.9 million people in the U.S. between the ages of 20-38 are not connected with the existing churches. (Gallup Poll)
- Eight million 20-somethings alive today will no longer attend church by the time they turn 30. (Barna Research)
- The percentage of people in attendance at a Christian church has dropped from 20.4 percent in 1990 to under 18 percent in 2005. In ten years, that number is projected to be less than 15 percent. (Olson)
- America has more people but fewer churches per person. There are 60 percent fewer churches per capita now than there were in 1920. (Dave Earley)
Read more stats and the Biblical basis behind church planting here.
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