8 Reasons Most Churches Never Break the 200 Attendance Mark

churchTRADITIONALMany pastors struggle with the question, “Why is the church that I pastor not growing?” This is especially the case in churches under 200 in weekly attendance (Nearly 70% of Protestant churches in America). The answers are NOT: a lack of desire, lack of prayer, lack of love, lack of facility or lack of technology.

If you’re looking for the right answers to your question, check out the excellent and insightful post, “8 Reasons Most Churches Never Break the 200 Mark” by Carey Niewhof. You’ll be glad you did!

While social media and even traditional media are still preoccupied with mega churches and multi-site churches, the reality is that most churches in North America are quite small.

The Barna group pegs the average Protestant church size in America at 89 adults. 60% of protestant churches have less than 100 adults in attendance. Only 2% have over 1000 adults attending.

– See more at: http://careynieuwhof.com/2013/09/8-reasons-most-churches-never-break-the-200-attendance-mark/?utm_content=buffer747a8&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer#sthash.yRAE0lC7.dpuf

While social media and even traditional media are still preoccupied with mega churches and multi-site churches, the reality is that most churches in North America are quite small.

The Barna group pegs the average Protestant church size in America at 89 adults. 60% of protestant churches have less than 100 adults in attendance. Only 2% have over 1000 adults attending.

– See more at: http://careynieuwhof.com/2013/09/8-reasons-most-churches-never-break-the-200-attendance-mark/?utm_content=buffer747a8&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer#sthash.yRAE0lC7.dpuf

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