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From our unique perspective serving 100s of U.S. churches each year, we see benchmarks & trends in church health. Each quarter, we share a snapshot of the numbers we track on a macro level that we hope you will begin tracking in the life of your church.

The Q3 2023 Unstuck Church Report:

New Church Health Trends & Benchmarks

Every quarter, The Unstuck Group compiles all the data we’ve collected to monitor trends in churches, primarily in North America. This quarter’s Unstuck Church Report consists of 20 metrics that highlight trends with an impact on church health. We focus on 4 key areas to give you benchmarks and an objective look at where the Church may be headed.

the unstuck church report q3 2023

Ministry Reach

Data on in-person attendance, online service engagement, multisite, and more.

Ministry Connections

Data on volunteer engagement, small groups, and span of care.

Ministry Staffing & Structure

Data on staffing levels, boards and committees, and more.

Ministry Finances

Data on giving trends, cash reserves, debt, and more.

Insights from CFR

Special insights on budgeting for growth, cash reserves, capital campaigns, and more from report sponsors, Christian Financial Resources.

About the Data: For this quarter’s report, we included churches that provided data between July 14 and August 2, 2023. We received survey responses from 288 churches that ranged in size from under 100 to 8,000+ in attendance for worship gatherings.

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