I will be posting some thoughts throughout the next week on why Grace is launching a second campus in Harborcreek this spring. Today I want to very simply put forward a few statistics that as a Pastor in America - I'm having a hard time swallowing without doing something about it. These stats come from a class that I took last summer at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago called "Church Planting Boot camp."
3 UNACCEPTABLE STATISTICS
- During the past 30 years on average 4,000 churches close their doors each year while only 1,500 new churches start. This is called 'losing ground'
- The 3rd Largest Mission Field in the world is the U.S. (next to India and China) with 200,000,000 un-churched people.
- If we continue to follow current trends, by 2050 there will be half the number of professing Christians in the United States as there are right now.