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From our unique perspective serving 100s of U.S. churches each year, we see benchmarks & trends in church health. Each quarter, we share a snapshot of the numbers we track on a macro level that we hope you will begin tracking in the life of your church.

The Q2 2023 Unstuck Church Report:

New Church Staffing Trends

Every quarter, The Unstuck Group compiles all the data we’ve collected to monitor trends in churches, primarily in North America. For this quarter’s report, we are focusing on staffing trends in churches of various sizes. Get key staffing and structure takeaways from the most recent assessment results, commentary from Tony Morgan, a summary of the data by church size, and more:

the unstuck church report q2 2023

Staffing & Ministry Overview

Data on in-person attendance, multisite trends, church staffing levels, and more.

Staffing by Ministry

Data on how churches of all sizes staff for different types of ministry.

Staffing by Generation

Data on staffing trends by age and generation.

Staffing Practices

Data on restructuring, leadership development, succession, and more.

Leveraging Contractors

Data on how churches leverage contractors for different ministry types.

Insights from CFR

Special insights on staffing budgets, contractors, and more from report sponsors, Christian Financial Resources.

About the Data: For this quarter’s report, we only included churches that provided data during the four weeks between April 10 and May 5, 2023. We received survey responses from 337 churches that ranged in size from less than 100 to more than 10,000 in physical attendance for worship gatherings. The average in-person attendance of churches that participated was 820 people.

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