Conservative Baptist Association, American Baptist Churches USA, Christian and Missionary Alliance, Episcopal Church USA, Sovereign Grace Ministries, Willow Creek Association, organizational life-cycle
The denominational landscape in America is changing. It is no longer a landscape of blossoming and blooming. It is rather a landscape marked by withering, fallen petals, and some new and different shoots budding. Some denominations are merging or consolidating districts/regions/presbyteries, effectively reducing regional overhead. This serves to reduce the burden on churches to support both a national organization and a regional association. Increasingly, denominations are questioning the relative value and cutting their publications ministries.
Wenz, R. (2006). The State of the Unions—Denominations in the 21st Century. Journal of the American Society for Church Growth, 17(2), 9-21. Retrieved from https://digitalarchives.apu.edu/jascg/vol17/iss2/3