Facts for church leaders
for making better, bolder, faster decisions


3,500,000 population
1,000,000 church attenders
3,400 churches
Facts on churches and culture
Facts on churches
In the Bible, 'church' is all believers in a geographic area, as the church in Corinth, Ephesus, Thessalonica, Rome, etc.

The WHOLE CHURCH of the Twin Cities is comprised of more than 3,400 individual congregations. It's impossible for anyone to know and visit all these groups and hold a composite picture in mind.

The only way to see the WHOLE CHURCH is through statistics and reports, locally and nationally.

This site is the only place where you can see the WHOLE CHURCH of the Twin Cities metro ... track its component parts ... and learn what's working well in local churches.
Facts on culture
To grow in numbers and pass Christian faith to next generations, churches need to be relevant in modern society.

Culture in the Twin Cities is changing, and changing fast!

Half of the people in the Twin Cities are now Millennials or Gen Zs – under age 38 – and nearly one-third are people of color. The new generations have different ways of thinking than the older white generations.

This site explains differences and reveals effective ways of influencing people and making disciples in the modern world. Here you track cultural trends from observation and research, with projections into the future.
For church leaders and influencers
Tell your pastor and governing board/council about this site
Powerful 6-minute video
of Minneapolis street interviews
We stopped Millennials at random on Minneapolis streets and asked what they think about the Bible. Big challenge for the church! CLICK to hear what they said.
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Chart of Twin Cities
spiritual beliefs by generation
The 'Nones' (Dones, Agnostics and Atheists) are gaining rapidly as share of Twin Cities population as older generations of Catholics, Evangelicals and Mainline are dying off. CLICK for the chart.
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Twin Cities multisite churches
listing and statistics
How many multisite churches in our metro? What locations? What sizes? What denominations? What growth/decline? Overall success? CLICK to see the stats.
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Facts on Twin Cities churches & culture 2019