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Evangelical Church Growth Skids To A Stop.
The Evangelical Church in Iran grows at a rate nearly 24 times as fast as in America. (1)
The Evangelical Church in America faces a crisis. Its members flee it in droves. Young people, once the foundation of the Church, no longer remain as in the past. (2)
American church buildings, once alive with activity, set empty and silent.
“Not to worry,” say American Church growth experts. They have plans to reverse the trend. Emergent Church proponents offer a range of ideas to stem the tide and promote growth. In addition, the mega-church activists emphasize a different approach to growth.
Declining Church growth, however, indicates a deeper problem than mere lack of numerical growth.
Where does one turn to find analysis of the Church’s problems that lead to its decline? Frank Schaeffer, son of the late Dr. Francis Schaeffer, summarized some of the current recommendations in an article, “Progressive Christianity Is As Broken As Evangelicalism: Here’s How To Fix It.” (3)