Serving Leaders Who Renew Churches
The Need for
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.