If you’ve been following this series of posts, then you know that I was following the proceedings of the Disciples of Christ General Assembly.
In her speech following her re-election, President and General Minister Sharon Watkins talked of the following:
700 new and affiliating churches…
That is not an error friends. In the last 10 years, the Disciples have grown by 700 congregations. 700. And they plan to have 700 more new congregations by 2020.
Now, for those of you who don’t keep up with Disciples news, their original target for the number of new congregations in the decade was 1,000. But 700 ain’t shabby a’tall.
How many did we grow by in the last decade? Did we have a target?