Research, analysis and tools for pastors and church boards

Source for facts on 3,476 Twin Cities churches

Church Scouts

In military, called forward observers ...

In government, called intelligence agents ...

In business, called market researchers ...

In athletics, called sports scouts ...

          Here, called church scouts ...


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Throughout human history, scouts have had an important role:

     Go see what's happening outside ...
                             then report back to people inside


See the WHOLE CHURCH of the Twin Cities

get scouts' reports here

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Street interviews
with Millennials
in Minneapolis,
audio and transcripts

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Startling statistics on
what's happening
to Churches

in Twin Cities metro

Send these PDF Briefings to your pastor and board members – they will appreciate it!

Hear what they're saying!

Random interviews with millenniums
on the streets of Minneapolis

Church Scouts is a group of business professionals
who volunteer time and services to help Twin Cities churches

There are more than 3,400 churches in the Minneapolis-St Paul metro area of 3,500,000 people. Only 14% are growing, 86% are stalled or declining!

Church Scouts work to help reverse the trend by supplying pastors and church boards with information and tools for making better, bolder, faster decisions.

by listening and observing

GROWTH is not the goal of the church, but a measure. Jesus said the goal is to 'make disciples,' a goal that is both qualitative AND quantitative.

Jesus taught that quality breeds quantity. Even though we cannot count discipleship directly, we can measure church attendance, which is closely correlated to discipleship because disciples usually show up at church.

It's not the size of a church that's important, but the trending direction.

Whether large or small, if a church is making disciples faster than losing them, it's visible as a growth trend. Fact is, overall, Twin Cities churches are losing disciples faster than making them.

The numbers here tell the story and offer help (experiences of growing churches) for reversing the trend.

This site provides facts for making important decisions, reduces blind spots and gives insights for change and collaboration.

This is the only site that let's you see the WHOLE CHURCH of the Twin Cities – not just individual congregations – but the sum total of all believers.

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