I read a small article in the Enrichment today titled, “Indicators of Church Health” by Ed Stetzer. Here’s what Stetzer writes – “The typical church plant does not pass 100 in attendance after 4 years.” Wow! Reality blast!
Thank God we have not been a typical church. The Point passed the 100 in attendance consistency after 18 months. We are still far from where I want to be but we are one step closer to that lifelong mission. We launched with 142 in attendance – but that was cut by 50% in less than 3 months. Launching large is crucial.
Stetzer goes on to talk about the “over 100 factors.” What gets a church over the 100 barrier. He offers a lot of significant stats. Some we have done and others not. But one thing is left out of this short article – the power of faith and prayer. It seems so simplistic, but yet I believe systems without spirit are suicidal.
Church planter- do not underestimate the POWER of praying your systems to life!