Church Trends

What Megachurches, Neighborhood Churches, and the Multi-Site Movement Are Telling Us

"The common thread in all of these movements is that congregations are becoming more local. Fewer people desire to drive a long distance to attend a worship service. To state it more positively, people want to attend a house of worship that represents the neighborhood or locale where they live." - Rainer

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Why Smaller Churches Are Making a Comeback

"Two-thirds of churches have an attendance under 125. The smaller church is the norm, not the exception. And though the news has not been that promising for smaller churches in recent years, I do see some very promising signs for the years ahead. Why do I make such an apparently contrarian statement? Here are five reasons." - Thom Rainer

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New Research: Churchgoers Stick Around for Theology, Not Music or Preachers

"Most churchgoers will put up with a change in music style or a different preacher. But don’t mess with a church’s beliefs or there may be an exodus, according to a new study from Nashville-based LifeWay Research." - CToday

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