10 Surprising Stats That Prove Church Size Matters, with Brady Shearer (Ep 054)

A fascinating conversation based on a report from a 20-year-long study about church trends and church size.

Karl Vaters talks with Brady Shearer, summarizing a report about church trends and church size. They address what those stats mean for small church ministry, including:

  • How stats don’t tell you a church’s story, but they can help you see things you might not otherwise pay attention to
  • Good news about racial, age and ethnic diversity in churches over the last 20 years

Plus, Brady uses his technical skills from his work with Pro Church Tools, to help churches navigate the biggest time of change in the last 500 years, including huge recent shifts in the way social media promotes content that can be a big benefit to your church.

Bonus Chat

In the bonus chat Karl and Brady talk about Vertical Video and Cross-Platform Posting. This convo covers some of the very recent changes happening in social media and how content is promoted based on people’s likes, not their relationships.

Brady also helps us understand how to use vertical videos better, plus some very practical steps on how to post that content to all social media platforms.

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