DECLINE & Most church attendance less than 80 & over 55% are not growing #HartfordInstitute

By Aaron Earls, Facts & Trends, LifeWay, 3/21/16.

Most American churches have 80 or fewer worshippers each week and fewer than 45 percent of churches have grown more than 2 percent in the last five years, according to a study from the Hartford Institute for Religion Research (American Congregations 2015 study).

Ultimately, it is God who brings growth to churches, but research shows several factors that are common in growing churches.

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