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TheAmericanChurch.org seeks to provide accurate religious research for a comprehensive picture of the church today. Most of the research is not readily available anywhere, let alone gathered together in one place. Dave Olson is the Director of Church Planting for the Evangelical Covenant Church, and as a hobby has been collecting research data for the last 15 years. This research grew out of Dave’s frustration that no one really knew how the American Church was doing, and instead Christian leaders were often making wild guesses and declarative statements based on inaccurate hearsay. Exaggerating the challenges, overestimating the progress or ignoring reality have been common Christian responses to the missional challenges for Christians in the United States. This research was undertaken because we cannot know where to go and how to get there until we find out where we are and why we are in that situation.
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