Nov 13 2012

JohnLeek.com: Where United Methodism is Growing (and Shrinking)

Original post at http://www.johnleek.com/2012/11/where-united-methodism-is-growing-and.html

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I don't believe that the United Methodist Church in the United States has to continue shrinking.

In fact as a potential church planter I'm counting on being a part of significant growth, but this is the world as we know it in the United Methodist family.

We'll soon be a majority African church. I think that'll be a good thing if we're humble to listen. I've really learned quite a lot from African brothers and sisters at Asbury Seminary. 

(11/14/2012 Update: This chart is from the 2012 State of the Church Report.)

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