The American Church in Crisis
by David T. Olson
Groundbreaking research based on a national database of over 200,000 churches reveals that the overall population growth rate far outpaces the church's rate of growth. The director of the American Church Research Project, David Olson, has analyzed church attendance patterns, showing that they are virtually unchanged since 1990, while our population has grown by fifty-two million people.
What does this mean for you, your church, and the future of Christianity in North America? The American Church in Crisis offers unprecedented access to data that helps you understand the state of the church today. This book not only gives a realistic picture that confirms hunches and explodes myths, but also provides insight into how the church must change to reach our changing world with the hope of the gospel.