Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Notre Dame Congregational Study

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.


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