Wesley Bevins writes on why the church is failing.
"Statistics show that the average church in North America loses 74 percent of people between the ages 18-24. According to one of the most recent statistical surveys of the top 25 churches, many of the denominations in North America are in decline rather than growing. Not only are churches in North America not growing through evangelism, they are not keeping believers through discipleship.”
“One example is The Southern Baptist Convention. In 2004, they reported more than sixteen million members. Only 6,024,289 or 37 percent of their membership are present for the average Sunday morning worship service. Where are the other ten million people? Lack of discipleship and not just evangelism is one of the growing contributing factors for church decline in North America.”
“Many Christians and churches will never reproduce themselves. The result is that they take their faith and legacy with them to the grave. Nearly four thousand churches close every year in North America. And nearly 8o percent of all evangelical churches in the US have either stopped growing or are in decline! What does this mean? Simple: the church in North America is not reproducing. We need to become a reproducing disciple making movement once again.” (Wesley Bevins)
Published on Monday, May 11, 2015 @ 5:56 AM CDT