Many churches in the United States are not seeing new faces in the pews, a new study reveals.
Six in 10 Protestant churches are plateaued or declining in attendance, and more than half saw fewer than 10 people become new Christians in the past 12 months, the study shows.
LifeWay Research conducted the study for Exponential, a Virginia-based organization focusing on resources for church planting and multiplication.
“Growth is not absent from American churches,” said Scott McConnell, executive director of LifeWay Research. “But rapid growth through conversions is uncommon.”