The rise and fall of most churches today is in sharp contrast to the first century church! That church is our model, because it was established by Christ and was built on solid Biblical principles.
Sadly, those principles have largely been ignored or violated in our day; so we have thousands of churches in America that close their doors every year. One example is in the Southern Baptist Convention, with a fourteen-year decline in membership. Last year, 288,000 members left their churches, which is the largest decline in over 100 years.
The seven factors explained in this book, if followed, would turn this decline around!