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Minnesota emerging in the news

If you haven’t discovered Google Alerts, check it out, it’s pretty schnazzy. This popped up in my emergent alert yesterday.

When it comes to churches, small has become huge.

While public attention has focused on the proliferation of hangar-sized mega-churches with memberships in the thousands, the number of small churches has been quietly but dramatically growing.

Since 2000, 664 small churches (defined as one with an average weekly attendance of 100 people or fewer) have been started in the Twin Cities. That’s twice the number of small churches formed in the 1990s and dwarfs the 135 that took root in 1980s.

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  1. Ariah Fine — August 20, 2007 #

    and thats where we’re moving!

  2. Bonny — August 21, 2007 #

    that is interesting… and encouraging! (and a reminder to myself that I havn’t looked at the local paper since Saturday LOL).

    Care to locate one for me that I’d love, that is right in my back yard, m’dear?

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