Monday, June 18, 2007

What percentage of churches convert 5 adults a year?

Well, I arrived last night safely in LA. Going from the airport to Pasadena, where I am staying, I got into the wrong lane and lost about an hour. Not fun.

I began my class in evangelism today with Dr. Richard Peace. One interesting stat I learned was this: of 30,000 mainline denominational churches, only 150 had five or more adult converts for three years (for a total of 15). Wow. That is really bad. Last year we had a down year on conversions; however, so far this year, we have had 11 converts from the community.

The reasons for the decline in the mainline are many, including bad theology and poor adjustment to culture. Hopefully, with God's help we can avoid these problems and share God's love with our world.