MULTIPLICATION & Churches are starting more sites, but fewer worship services.

by Aaron Earls, Facts & Trends, LifeWay, 3/7/17.

Based on the most recent findings of the National Congregations Study, directed by Mark Chaves of Duke Divinity School.

While 62 percent of congregations have more than one worship service in a typical week, that has become less common. The drop came predominately among smaller churches.

By contrast, multisite is on the rise. While only 3.4 percent of all congregations were multisite in 2012, 10 percent of all churchgoers attended a multisite church. Among churches with at least 500 adult participants, more than 16 percent have multiple locations.

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