Outreach magazine has released the 2011 list of the 100 Fastest-Growing Churches in America.  Since defining growth can be interpreted by number as well as percentage, the fastest-growing churches list takes in to account both. It is the fairest algorithm, but it makes for a hodge podge of churches.

I find the fastest-growing churches list most interesting when looking at who the youngest and oldest fastest-growing churches in America are.

TOP 9 YOUNGEST FASTEST-GROWING CHURCHES IN AMERICA (2011 edition)

  1. 2010 – The Potter’s House Church of Denver (Denver, CO) :: E. Christopher Hill
    grew by 1,800 (51%) across 1 location
  2. 2010 – Transformation Church (Fort Mill, SC) :: Derwin Gray
    grew by 696 (95%) across 1 location
  3. 2006 – Elevation Church (Charlotte, NC) :: Steven Furtick
    grew by 2,744 (48%) across 4 locations
  4. 2006 – Element Church (St Louis, MO) :: Erik Lawson
    grew by 278 (22%) across 1 location
  5. 2005 – Grace Community Church (Clarksville, TN) :: Ron Edmondson & Chad Rowland
    grew by 528 (33%) across 2 locations
  6. 2005 – Kingdom in the Valley Christian Church (Litchfield Park, AZ) :: Reginald Steele
    grew by 650 (26%) across 2 locations
  7. 2005 – Shore Fellowship Church (Egg Harbor Township, NJ) :: Tim Chambers
    grew by 386 (30%) across 1 location
  8. 2005 – The Crossing Church (Tampa, FL) :: Greg Dumas
    grew by 560 (13%) across 2 locations
  9. 2005 – Barefoot Church (North Myrtle, SC) :: Clay NeSmith
    grew by 288 (22%) across 2 locations

TOP 7 OLDEST FASTEST-GROWING CHURCHES IN AMERICA (2011 edition)

  1. 1808 – Huntsville First United Methodist Church (Huntsville, AL) :: Glenn Conner
    grew by 255 (29%) across 1 location
  2. 1834 – Traders Point Christian Church (Indianapolis, IN) :: Aaron Brockett
    grew by 640 (23%) across 1 location
  3. 1865 – Calvary Baptist Church (Clearwater, FL) :: Willy Rice
    grew by 495 (17%) across 1 location
  4. 1870 – Cross Church Northwest Arkansas (Springdale, AR) :: Ronnie Floyd
    grew by 852 (13%) across 3 locations
  5. 1909 – Parklawn Assembly of God (Milwaukee, WI) :: Walter Harvey
    grew by 284 (23%) across 1 location
  6. 1917 – Christ Fellowship Baptist Church (Miami, FL) :: Rick Blackwood
    grew by 866 (16%) across 5 locations
  7. 1923 – Los Angeles International Church (Los Angeles, CA) :: Matthew Barnett
    grew by 1,100 (18%) across 1 location

To see the full list in their original rankings, visit OutreachMagazine.com.

Chris
cskidd1983@gmail.com
Married to the amazing Sarah and raising Jakey, Daniel, Amelia, Josh & Jonah in our blended family. Passionate for Jesus, social work & sport.

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