Looper column: Pastors: Targets to aim at or leaders to follow?

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According to the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, there are currently around 380,000 church congregations in the United States. Christianity Today’s Rebecca Randall reports that number was higher in 2006, with approximately 414,000 congregations. From 2006 to 2012, an estimated 30,000 congregations closed. That’s the bad news. The good news is the church still has the lowest closure rate of any institution in the country. And while 30,000 churches closed between […]  » Read More

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