Thursday, March 11, 2010

Why would anyone start a new Church?

Many ask why, with so many Churches around already, anyone would start a new Church, like we did in West Sacramento and others are doing around the country.

John Piper, the bestselling author of desiring God has some compelling answers to this question.

From John Piper's sermon and blog entitled "I Will Build My Church":

  1. There are about 200 million non-churched people in America, making America one of the four largest “unchurched” nations in the world.
  2. Each year about 3,500 churches close their doors permanently.
  3. Today, of the approximately 350,000 churches in America, four out of five are either plateaued or declining.
  4. One American denomination recently found that 80% of its converts came to Christ in churches less than two years old

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