Wednesday, September 22, 2010

LifeWay Research Reveals Largest, Fastest-growing Churches

By Brooklyn Lowery

The Southeast led the way, but churches from coast-to-coast are included on the 2010 list of America’s largest and fastest-growing churches as compiled by LifeWay Research and published by Outreach Magazine.

LifeWay Research solicited information regarding average weekend attendance, not membership, in February and March 2010. Eight thousand churches from across the nation responded. From those responses, LifeWay Research generated the Largest and Fastest-growing lists for Outreach Magazine’s annual special issue, “100 Largest and Fastest-Growing Churches in America.” This is the third year LifeWay Research has worked with Outreach to gather and publish these data.

“The lists and reports are about more than simply seeking out megachurches and patting them on the back for their popular appeal,” said Ed Stetzer, vice president for research and ministry development at LifeWay Christian Resources. “The report is intended to encourage church leaders and members with the news that churches all over this country are making an impact in their communities for God’s kingdom. They are a snapshot of what God is doing through churches.”

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Download the 12-page report from LifeWay Research here.

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Pat