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An overall decline in #s of the faithful

An overall decline in #s of the faithful

There is an overall decline in numbers of the faithful, according to “FaithCommunities.org.”

Does this mirror what’s going on in your local communities?


Decade of Change

From FaithCommunities.org

“There is an overall decline in the numbers of faithful in the pews. Median weekly attendance in American congregations was 130 in 2000 and had dropped to 108 by 2010 . . . More disconcerting is the erosion in spiritual vitality. In 2005 about 43% of congregations reported high spiritual vitality and 5 years later this has dropped to 28%. This is paralleled by a decline in financial health in congregations…”

Hat tip to Diana Butler Bass

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Ann Fontaine

According to a comment on FB - congregations that exhibited these affirmations were the most hospitable to bicyclists who rode cross country for various causes.

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Ann Fontaine

And what congregations show the most spiritual vitality? The "VERY LIBERAL."

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