Notes from Exponential: Ed Stetzer

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.