Based on an article in Rev Magazine on “The American Church in Crisis” and the website by the research at The American Church.org, attendance at Christian churches from 1990 to 2006 has remained constant with about 52 million people attending church services on any given weekend. During those 16 years, however, the population of the United States has grown by an equivalent number, 52 million people. Church attendance has not come anywhere close to keeping up with population growth.
In 1990 about 20.6 percent of the U.S. population was in church on any given weekend, today only 17.3 percent are in worship.
While about 4000 new churches are started in the United States yearly, that number is nearly neutralized by the closing of 3,700 churches each year. To keep up with the populaton growth, 2900 additional new churches need to begin yearly.
What will you do to join the movement where new churches are started? More people come to follow Jesus in newly planted Churches.