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Category: Church Starting

Bay Area has big need for new churches

Only 7 percent of metro San Francisco residents affiliate with an evangelical church — one of the lowest percentages of all of North America’s large cities. The region has only one Southern Baptist church for every 17,139 people.

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California leads SBC in church starting efforts in 2014

California Southern Baptist Convention accounted for more than 10 percent of Southern Baptists’ new church starts and affiliates in 2014, according to a report from the North American Mission Board. In mid-March, NAMB reported 1,193 new congregations were added to the Southern Baptist Convention in 2014. During that same time CSBC reported 122 new starts and affiliated congregations, for 10.2 percent of the NAMB total.

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Los Angeles is focus of church starting strategy

By nearly every demographic metric imaginable, metro L.A. is a behemoth - large, diverse and nearly overwhelming as a church planting destination. Only 8.3 percent of the population claims affiliation with an evangelical church with only one Southern Baptist church for every 18,794 people.

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