40% of Church Attenders go to Churches with 500 to 1,799 Attendees
January 28, 2016
- Current Events, Current Events, Ministry Briefing, Trends, Uncategorized
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Has it ever seemed to you that all you hear about when it comes to churches is the megachurches? There has recently been a study done to highlight those smaller churches that represent a large percentage of churchgoers.
Dr. Warren Bird at Leadership Network writes:
A disproportionate amount of media coverage goes to megachurches — those congregations that draw 2,000 or more adults and children weekly. But what about those churches are slightly less large — from 500 up? New research profiles those churches, a largely understudied group, but one that represents about 40% of Protestant churchgoers.
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What the research finds:
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- Just over two thirds of the weekly attenders are under age 50
- Over a third of these churches are multiracial
- Multisite churches are growing at a far faster rate than single-site churches
- Seemingly less importance is placed on denominational connections with an intentional migration out of denominations
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