Churches Are Going Niche

I came across a very interesting graphic on religion in America (Click to see in full):

US united states church religion demographics denomination catholic attendance

If churches are the original and largest social networks, it makes sense to examine how trends among church-goers are playing out over time.

A couple interesting observations point to mass /mainstream worship moving in a niche direction:

– The influence of the central, program-based congregation is diminishing as more cell churches are being created

– Many Christians have left congregations and formed house churches – small groups meeting in each other’s homes


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