SBC Article in The Tennessean

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Bob Smietana is penned an article in The Tennessean, Nashville’s daily Newspaper, entitled “Southern Baptists Fight Decline.”

Among other things, Smietana identifies changing demographics (aging congregations with fewer children), stifling of innovation, and declining evangelism as the root causes of membership decline in the SBC.  He does, however, recognize the convention’s “bright spot” in the area of growth …. church planting.

It’s an interesting read, particularly because a secular newspaper reporter wrote it.  Check it out.