Thursday, November 5, 2015
In the days ahead, the results will be widely published from the landmark survey of American church planters sponsored by Lifeway. The UMC and several major denominations participated in the study. We will be able to break it down regionally and learn volumes about the nature of conventional church planting in the USA. By conventional, I mean those plants that function with a salaried pastor and seek to launch public worship in the first few months, and to attract tithing members who financially bankroll the young church.