75 people is average

 

This excerpt from an article either validates what we are experiencing or helps us make excuses.
 
“Contrary to what people think, there are very few large churches in North America. Let’s look at some numbers:
  • 95% of churches in The United States and Canada consist of 350 people or less1
  • The average American Congregation consists of 75 people2
  • 50% of all American churches consist of 75 people or less3
  • There are only 35 churches consisting of 10,000 people or more in America4″
What do we do with this information?  Does this make us a little above average with 89 to 100 people attending church?  Why is it we always hear of churches in the surrounding area who have 200+ at their services, guess they are part of the 95%.