Another service to Twin Cities churches from Church Scouts

Scouts tell what's happening around you

Another service to Twin Cities churches from Church Scouts

Scouts tell what's happening around you

Briefing #8 – Twin Cities Multisite Update

• National picture: Multisites booming

• Local picture: Multisites slowing

• Six denominations excel at multisites

• Arguments for multisites

• List and data on all Twin Cities multisites

• Size and/or Multisite not big advantage

Briefing #7 – Twin Cities Church Attendance

• One-in-five in attend church in Twin Cities

• 3,476 churches here, only 14% growing

• More churches, fewer attenders

• Smaller churches growing fastest

• Demographic headwinds for the church

• List of 100 largest churches in Twin Cities

Covering Twin Cities Metro


Briefing #9 – 'Nones' squeezing out evangelicals

Coming November 2017

As older generations die off, the Nones (no religion) are squeezing evangelicals out of the Twin Cities population. This Briefing will report shocking statistics with crucial implications for the future of our churches.

Briefing #10 – Minneapolis Street Interviews

Coming December 2017

Millennials are changing everything on the Twin Cities church scene. So we sent scouts out on the streets to ask local millennials at random what they think about church and spiritual matters. This Briefing will report their responses and give insights into their thinking.

Briefing #1 About Church Scouts

• Announcing new service to help churches grow

• This new service is free for all churches

• Reason for this new service

• Need stronger churches, not more churches

• Church Scouts are your friends

• Website (

These are topics of concern for pastors and boards
of Twin Cities churches, packed with facts and figures


Briefing #5 Denominations in Twin Cities

• 208 denominations active in Twin Cities

• Trend toward multi-denominations

• Five denominations dominate in Twin Cities

• Statistical graphs of Twin Cities denominations

• Typical church attendance in Twin Cities metro

• Waning influence of denominations

Briefing #4 Church Comparison Charts

Briefing #4 – Your Church in Charts

• New tool for church administrators

• Turn your data into graphs

• Now analysis at macro and micro levels

• Compare your church with other churches

• Charts facilitate better, bolder, faster decisions

• Completely confidential


Briefing #3 Multi-site Churches

Briefing #3 – Twin Cities Multisite Churches

• Multisite is popular church growth strategy

• List of Twin Cities multisite churches attached

• Working only for a small number of churches

• Three denominations excel at multisites

• A weak but common argument for multisites

• Size and/or multisite not a big advantage

Briefing #2 – 100 Largest Churches in Twin Cities

• List of 100 largest Twin Cities churches attached

• Less than 1-in-5 attend church during week

• Two-thirds Protestant churches in 5-year decline

• Three-fourths Catholic churches in 5-year decline

• Protestant largest 100 gets third of attendance

• Size not major factor in growth or decline

Coming soon ...

Another service to Twin Cities churches from Church Scouts

Scouts tell what's happening around you


Personal perspectives are narrow, colored by our own experiences,
research and facts show the full picture and make better leaders