Is New York City Trending Toward a Revival?
December 3, 2016
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The Barna Group believes that according to surveys conducted in the 1980’s and then again in 2010 the population of New York City is shifting toward Christianity, with an increase from 20% to 32% for Christians. Over the past five years there has been a noticeable increase in revivals and religious events throughout the city.
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Why this story matters for church leaders:
There aren’t just big name pastors in New York City; there is a genuine increase in Christians throughout this major urban center.
- Big, Slow Growth: A steady growth of 12% took years of faithfulness from many pioneering churches.
- Post-Christian?While conventional wisdom says that our culture is leaving the church behind, could New York show that this trend isn’t a sure thing?
- Innovation:Are there churches your congregation could learn from in New York City as they face the latest trends and challenges before most other churches?
How does a revival in New York City impact our perception of the church in America?
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