A look at the dynamics of growth and decline in Episcopal Church parishes 2014

“Despite the tendency of new congregations to grow, the impact of these congregations on the level of attendance in the Episcopal Church is relatively small ””simply because there are so few of them.”

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2 comments on “A look at the dynamics of growth and decline in Episcopal Church parishes 2014

  1. Pb says:

    I read the article carefully and still do not know from it why there is growth in some places and decline in many others.

  2. MichaelA says:

    “Population growth is not a dominant feature in the other locations (i.e. not new suburbs). Thus, congregations cannot rely on an increasing supply of newcomers, but must do ministry within a stable or declining population.”

    What – actually have to get our hands dirty with ministry? Perish the thought!