When I planted Bridgeway Baptist Church, McKinney, Texas, in October 2005, my association put me in contact with two recently deceased church plants to get some of their materials to use in our church. I talked with the two pastors and asked them why their churches died, hoping I could avoid their destiny. Though both churches made it past their fourth birthday, the pastors said that they needed more time to give to the church, a team member, and more financial support. I began looking into the survivability of church plants and, thanks to my church planting colloquium, was able to conduct a small study on the factors of survivability in church plants. This article will give results of this study conducted concerning the factors of survivability of church plants in the North Central Texas area.
Meraz, A. J. (2008). Factors of Survivability of Church Plants in the Tarrant, Collin, North Texas, and Denton Baptist Associations. Journal of the American Society for Church Growth, 19(2), 53-76. Retrieved from https://digitalarchives.apu.edu/jascg/vol19/iss2/4