Much of the statistics today have the church in decline
We read about the “none”–those who choose not to identify with any faith tradition and the exodus of the “done”–those 2.7 million per year who have been faithful and active church members in the past but now are de-churched by choice. Or the fact that recent surveys point to the fact that if a person says they are a strong regular member but only attend two times a month? So are there churches breaking through this culture and seeing success in people coming to faith in Christ? You might be surprised.
About Eric Swanson. Eric is missional lead specialist for Leadership Network. He has a passion for engaging churches worldwide in the needs and dreams of their communities toward the end of spiritual and societal transformation. He is adjunct professor at Denver Seminary and is co-author of four books including The Externally Focused Church and To Transform a City, along with numerous articles on churches that are transforming their communities.
Eric and his wife Liz, of 39 years, have three married children and eight grandchildren, and live just outside of Boulder, CO.