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Church Planting in West Chester: By the Numbers

April 6, 2017

We talked a little bit about these last Sunday night. If you are curious, here are the statistics:

 

Greater West Chester (the five zip codes around it) have a population of about 150,000 people (160,000 really, but 150 is easier to work with).

  • 65% say they do not attend church. Approximately 100,000 people.

  • 35% say they do attend church. 50,000--not bad.

  • 17% of people are actually in church on any given Sunday. Around 25,000. It could be worse until you consider that 100,000 people are not in church.

There is another way of looking at this:

  • Studies have reported that somewhere between 47-95% of all non-churchgoers would attend church if they were invited by a friend.

  • That means that there are somewhere between 47,000 and 95,000 people who are, in some way, waiting to be invited to church.

  • Jesus said that the harvest is plentiful...

But he also said that the workers are few...