Research Reveals Hidden Potential In Baptist Churches

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By Stan Fetting (Crossover Operations Manager)

Crossover invested heavily in the 2011 National Church Life Survey to commission research to help understand the potential and opportunities that exist for evangelism and church planting within our movement of churches.  In addition to the standard NCLS questionnaire Crossover commissioned a further ten Baptist specific questions.  The findings will help the leadership at all levels understand more about how we are doing as a movement and what opportunities we can grasp. The good news on the question of church planting is that we have plenty of potential represented in the significant amount of people in our churches who are prepared to be engaged.  The question posed was “If you had the opportunity, would you support and/or become an active participant in the planting of a new church?”. The results are encouraging. (more…)