The State of Church Planting in the US.
4000 churches were planted in 2014.
3700 closed in 2014.
There was a net gain of 300 churches.
On average a church plant breaks 100 after their 3rd years.
A third are reaching unchurched people as opposed to simply gaining Christian membership.
The majority of churches get to survivabilty (self-sufficiency) at year 4.
The challenge: we must commit to planting a church in our first 5 years.