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Is the mom-and-pop church becoming obsolete? Just as one-stop shopping behemoths such as Walmart and Amazon are fulfilling the retail needs of America’s consumers, larger churches are increasingly meeting the spiritual needs of America’s faithful.

 

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View of Lakewood Church, Houston

Is the mom-and-pop church becoming obsolete? Just as one-stop shopping behemoths such as Walmart and Amazon are fulfilling the retail needs of America’s consumers, larger churches are increasingly meeting the spiritual needs of America’s faithful.

Websites, Facebook and other tools are helping churches stay connected to their members and reach out to the wider community.

Mainline Protestants scored lower than other Christian groups when it comes to distinctiveness.

Left to fester, conflict can lead church members to leave, finances to plummet, faith to be forever lost. It doesn’t have to be this way.

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Review rank-ordered data on religion in the U.S. and around the world. Includes the latest data from the Religious Congregations & Membership Study, 2010

 

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