Every church experiences attrition to one degree or another. People die, people backslide, people get upset, and people move. It’s the natural reality of ministry. …
The national average for attrition runs at about 15%. In a big city, that number could be as high as 25% to 30%.
I’m not sure where Franquiz gets the numbers, but if you’re losing 15% per year, that means you need to gain 15% per year just to stay where you’re at. It adds a tricky little dynamic to the church growth question.
Franquiz chooses to look on the bright side: “We are probably reaching a lot more people than any of us realize!”