Small Churches Are Disappearing

03.12.12 | Sarah Harnisch

There is a national migration to larger churches. The president of Lifeway Christian Resources, Thomas Rainer, says less then one half of one percent of the churches in America have attendance records with 2-thousand people or more. Why? More people are living in cities, the smaller church is not the community hub it once was, the multi-campus church model is creating larger megachurches, and the average church attendee is demanding quality-- with kids programs and audio visual equipment that many small churches simply can't afford. Ranier also said larger churches are attracting leaders with communication and leadership skills that make them easy to listen to and understand.

If you want to read Ranier's article, go here.
If you want to see church statistics, go here.