The Send Institute partnered with the Church Planting Leadership Fellowship to launch the Hispanic Church Planting in North America Research Project. Much is being written and discussed how Evangelicalism is changing in America today. The Public Religion Research Institute released their 2016 American Values Atlas which reports that…

Chicago is the third largest city in the United States with an MSA that includes 9.5 million people. Although the population of Illinois has been declining overall, some Chicagoland counties–such as Kendall county–have grown rapidly with little church planting activity. The Chicagoland Church Planting Alliance commissioned a research…

The number of churches who are reproducing is increasing. A new study from Exponential by LifeWay Research discovered the number of churches reproducing is 7% of Protestant congregations in America. From research conducted by Exponential in previous years, strong estimates showed the rate of churches reproducing and multiplying…

Are we seeing the shift from addition to multiplication reflected in church planting systems and structures? When Ed Stetzer wrote what was the first edition of Planting Missional Churches, he originally named it Planting New Churches in a Postmodern Age. But postmodern terminology only lasted a few years before quickly disappearing. Instead, the publishers renamed

The Send Institute partnered with Church Planting Leadership Fellowship to launch the 2018 Bi-Vocational Church Planting Research Project. The history of church planting in North America has always included a movement of people who worked bi-vocationally in order to see new churches established. Today, many church plants and…

This brief summary contains key findings from a study of Protestant African-American church plants nationwide. The study was conducted by LifeWay Research. Lists of church plants were provided by 6 denominations and a list of African-American churches was rented to include additional groups and non-denominational churches. Data was…

The mission of the Flourishing Congregations Institute is to bring together academics and practitioners to research the factors surrounding flourishing congregations in Canada, develop tools and resources to help congregations to flourish, and share our research findings with congregations that wish to flourish.   At the Send Institute, we would like to introduce you to