I think church planting is just about as hard as it has ever been in the history of the U.S.
For years the closure rate of churches [in the US] was about 3,700 a year, and they’re anticipating that that number will move to about 5,500. All the while, there’s going to be probably another 100 million people that will come to the U.S. in the next seven years, either through birth or immigration. So the need continues to grow and grow and grow.
We need to be planting about 8,100 churches per year just to keep up with the population and the closure rates.
Of the new churches that Stadia serves, 42 percent of the attendance of those churches is made up of first time believers.
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