Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Exodus by Dave Shiflett

In this book Shiflett says some fairly interesting things. First, a quote:
"Most people go to church to get something they cannot get elsewhere...they want the Good News, not the minister's political views or intellectual coaching."

Growing denominations in America:
Presbyterian Church in America (conservative ofshoot of PCUSA)--42.4 % growth in last 15 years
Southern Baptist--5% growth
Christian Missionary Alliance--21.8 growth
Assembly of God--18.5 growth
Evangelical Free--5.72% growth

Declining Denominations
Episcopal Church--5.3% loss
American Baptist--5.7 loss
United Methodist--6.7 loss
Presbyterian (USA)--11.6 % loss
UCC--14.8 loss

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