Was perusing through The Resurgence and ran across these posts about the Notre Dame Congregational Study - a study of modern American churches.
Here are some interesting tidbits.
- The average church has 150 "affiliated members", but only 77 weekly attenders.
- The average lead pastor is at a church for only 5 years and is 52 years old.
- In a typical church, 50% of the attendees stay after the worship service to socialize for a half hour.
- 65% of churches have a mid-week prayer service, and only 50% have small groups that meet during the week.