Southern Baptist Convention: statistics indicate decline

“The 2010 Annual Church Profile showed dips in baptisms, total church membership, worship attendance and participation in Sunday school and other Christian education programs. Declines were also reported in giving categories, but some of that was attributed to the fact that not all Baptist state conventions asked churches for information in ways that make for year-to-year comparison.”

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Shaynus's picture

Numbers have been inflated for a long time. It hasn't been uncommon for churches to have 1,000 members and 100 people on a Sunday morning. As churches improve membership processes and clean up rolls, it's going to have a negative influence on stats.