I’ve predicted to myself that traditional denominations are on their way out. A few days ago I was given some proof that I am indeed right, as is usually the case. As of today, 6 to 12 million people attend house churches. As a house church pastor, I find that really interesting and pretty cool. On the other hand, just 1 percent of Americans call themselves Presbyterians, which makes their numbers around 3 1/2 million. In short, the Presbyterian churches are having their butts handed to them.
With few exceptions, it seems like the long standing denominations continue to be on the outs, while new forms of church are way in, and it got me thinking about a few things.