State Street UMC Recognized as "Vibrant Church"
The Foundation for Evangelism has begun a study of churches that experienced a 20% or more attendance growth in five years. Recognizing the value of the information gained from this research, the Foundation developed “Celebrating Vibrant Churches,” an online resource for clergy and laity from across the connection who are seeking creative, successful evangelism practice ideas.
Dr. Kenneth Lambert, Director of Church Relations for the Foundation, interviewed pastors of some of the churches with the fastest growing attendance numbers in the nation to learn what they attribute their growth to. You can read their insights at the Foundation for Evangelism site.
State Street United Methodist Church in Bowling Green is among the first churches to be recognized. Rev. Paul Fryman discusses how the church serves the community from its downtown location. Read his comments here.