The “New Faces of Church Planting and Multisiting” survey examined strategies for church planting or multiplying.
According to The Christian Post, as part of the survey, researchers examined church growth from respondents who said their church would not grow in the next five years and respondents who said their church would multiply “10 or more times” in that same time.
Those that believe their churches would multiply at least 10 times are growing nearly 10 times faster than churches when leaders and planters did not expect to grow.
Those who anticipated growth reported a 10 percent annual growth rate since being founded, while those who did not expect to grow reported only a .3 percent annual growth rate.
The survey considered the responses of more than 2,700 participants. Of the participants, more than 2,300 were church planters and/or founding pastors, and nearly 390 were campus pastors or multisite directors.
According to the data, the number of new churches that drew 200 or…