Factoids-Topic

CHURCH GROWTH FACTOIDS ARRANGED BY TOPIC

ABBREVIATIONS
S.M.A.R.T. Goals
O.H.I.O.

ASSIMILATION
2nd Time Visitors
Non-Growing Churches

BIBLE
Great Commission

CAREER
10 Golden Rules for Career Success

CHRISTIANITY
3,000 New Churches every week
50% attend 14%
Atheists & Non-Religious
Church Attendance
Church Attendance Frequency
Churches
Evangelism Scorecard
India
Indonesia
Muslims
Non-western Missionaries
Number of Churches
Number of Clergy
Population
Progress compared to 1900
Russia
The Church in Africa
Weekend Worship Totals

CHURCH GROWTH
Worldwide Christian Growth
1-5-4 Principle
10% Attrition Rate
150 people per pastor
25,000 Small Groups
250 Attendance
5% a year for 3 years
50% < 100 people
65-70% New Sanctuary Guideline
80% + Rule for Growing Churches
Change Adopters
Church Sizes
Churches Founded Before 1960
Churches over 600
Congregational Attitude
Counties
Denominational Loss
Diffusion of Innovation
Distinctiveness
Flakes Formula
Goal Setting
History
Impact of 30% Change
Iran
Korea
Marketing
Mass Mailings
Mega-church Stats
Mission Evaluation & Planning
New Churches
New Member Classes
New People in Growing Churches
Parking Lot
Pastoral Tenure
Pastoral Tenure – Breakout
Poor Follow-up
Population Growth Factors
Potential
Prayer
Reasons for Choosing a Church
Spirituality
Why People Return to a Church
Willingness to Change
Assimilation into Leadership

CHURCH HEALTH
Long-term Health
Biblical Illiteracy
Closings vs. Openings
Gift of Interpretation
Gift of Mercy
Gift of Shepherding
Prayer Increasing
Witnessing at Work

CULTURE
Culture
Teenage Alcoholism
Teenage Smoking

EVANGELISM
5.79 Contacts
8 Greek Words
85 People per Decision
Budget
Christian Populations
Decisions before 18 years old
Friendship
Gift of Evangelism
Gift of Missionary
Greek Meaning of Evangelist
How People Get to Church
Initial Attraction to the Gospel
Little Conversion Growth
Number of Missionaries
Number of Unevangelized
Population Growth
Reasons People Join a Church
Thoughts on Hell
Unchurched Population

FINANCES
$1,000 – $2,000 – $2,200 Guideline
Gift of Giving vs. Gift of Poverty
Indebtedness
Rich donate 2%
Tithe = 2.6%?
Tithing

LEADERSHIP
Pace-Setters
Primary Catalyst
Secular Leadership Development Stats
Strategic Planning
Vision
Gift of Leadership
Hope
Internal vs. External Staff Hires

MEGA-CHURCHES
200 vs. 2,000
Definition
Doubled in 1990′s
Four Largest in the World
Geographic Spread
More than 10,000
Percentage of Multi-Site Churches

PREACHING & TEACHING
Explanation vs. Application
Gift of Teaching & Knowledge
Key Attitude
Need-oriented Sermons
Practical How-to Sermons
Stand-alone Messages

RATIOS
“Great Commission Conscience”
100 People per Acre
Board Ratio — 1:5
Churches Starting vs. Ending
Churches to Population
Friendship Ratio – 1:7
Groups Ratio – 7:100
Leader Group Size — 1:14
New Groups Ratio — 1:5
Role/Task Ratio — 60:100
Staff Ratio — 1:150
Visitor Ratio — 3:10

RELIGION
‘Nones’ are Increasing
24 Hours of Growth/Loss
30 Largest U.S. Religious Groups
America’s Teenagers
Belief in God
Desire for Spiritual Growth
Fastest Growing in America, 1990-2000
Religious Ideology
Spiritual Experience
Teenage Faith

SMALL GROUPS
Small Group Members Stick
50% Limit
80% Participation!

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