Conversations for this ministry moment
The next conversation is with Rev. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah,
Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL
Thursday, December 10 2020 11am (ET)
Serving Leaders Who Renew Churches
The Need for Church Renewal
The need for a church renewal movement in the North American context is apparent everywhere given that 80-85% of churches are plateaued or in decline. For many churches that decline is precipitous. A recent survey of the Christian Reformed Church in North America (one of many historic mainline denominations) revealed that the average loss of membership in declining churches has been 27.5% in the past ten years alone. Similar statistics could be found in the majority of mainline denominations.