Research shows that America's overall population is growing much faster than the church. Confirming hunches and exploding myths, Olson provides insight into how the church must change to reach a new and different world with the gospel. Filled with optimistic and challenging stories; enlightening data; charts; diagrams; work sheets; and discussion questions for motivated ministers and congregations.
Groundbreaking analytical research from a database of over 200,000 North American churches reveals our population is growing faster than church attendance. This guide shows the problems as well as the potential of the American church, confirming hunches, exploding myths, and offering a clear path to a brighter future.
David T. Olson is director of the American Church Research Project and director of church planting for the Evangelical Covenant Church. He is a graduate of Crown College and Bethel Seminary. He has pastored, planted, and supervised churches in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Florida, and California. David and his wife, Shelly, have four children and live in the Minneapolis area.
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