Right now there are over 300,000 Protestant churches in America. Just do the division (300,000 divided by 50 states) and that equals 6,000 churches per state. Wow! That’s a lot of churches!
Think about it this way: there are just over 10,000 Starbucks and well over 300,000 churches! So Starbucks can saturate the United States with caffeinated drinks but almost 30x’s more churches can’t saturate the United States with the Living Water. Seriously???
According to church growth and discipleship multiplication expert Bill Hull, “It still takes 100 church attendees, a pastor and 100,000.00 a year to win a convert. Among evangelicals it is a bit better, 1.7, this is an ugly fact that should grieve us all.”
So our solution is planting more and more churches so that we can reach America for Jesus? Is that really the best solution or is a revitalization of the current churches a the best solution?
My answer is a resounding “YES!”
YES we need more churches planted and YES we need to revitalize the current ones.
When I was a twenty three year old part-time youth leader at a church in Arvada, Colorado I wanted to revitalize the congregation when…Continue Reading