Ed Stetzer has been working an a number of church planting statistics that we've all been waiting for…well wait no more:
Statistics are a dangerous thing. Some use them well; some use them badly; but most evangelical leaders use them—and church planting is no exception.
One of the statistics that is frequently cited but never sourced is the survivability and health of church plants. I've heard quite an array of statistics—but one of my favorites is that often repeated "80 percent of new churches fail in the first year."
Well, not so fast.
Full report by Ed Stetzer: Church Planting and Survivability