A concerning phenomenon is occupying the conversations of both SBC leaders and leaders of other evangelical denominations. Amidst all the controversies presented and “discussed” on social media, a growing number of people are recognizing that there is a shortage of pastors across our nation.
With so many unaffiliated and adherents of non-Christian faith traditions, we see the United States the way Jesus describes the world in John 4:35: It Is White for Harvest!!
The last ten years have seen the reporting rate decline from 92.8% to 71.6%, resulting in over 8,300 churches no longer reporting. In this article, we would like to give several reasons churches should consistently report their ACP numbers.
Pastors should understand the community and culture in which they live, and research is a helpful tool to acquire the proper understanding.