Episode 600: Jim Davis on The Great Dechurching, The Fastest and Largest Church Attendance Exit in U.S. History, and The $24 Billion in Giving That Left the Church

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Episode 600: Jim Davis on The Great Dechurching, The Fastest and Largest Church Attendance Exit in U.S. History, and The $24 Billion in Giving That Left the Church

Jim Davis explains the massive research project he and his team have done to explain the exit of 40 million Americans from the church since the 1990s. He talks about why this shift is the largest church attendance shift in US history, why the right is dechurcing faster than the left, the $24 billion in giving that disappeared from the church, why it’s not just cultural Christians who are leaving, and much much more.

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40 million American adults have left the church, largely in the past 25-30 years. - @Jimdavis79 Click To Tweet Churches really need to be focusing on the discipleship and spiritual formation of the whole person and that includes the emotional and psychological. - @Jimdavis79 Click To Tweet As a church, we want the gospel and teachings of the Bible as the center of what we do, while acknowledging that God has given us gifts, scientifically, that we can use to minister to our people more fully. - @Jimdavis79 Click To Tweet What you win them with is what you win them to. - @Jimdavis79 Click To Tweet

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