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As memberships fall, more Protestant churches shuttering than opening: study

With fewer than 50% of Americans holding formal memberships in churches in 80 years, more Protestant churches are closing than opening nationwide and further decline appears "inevitable," new data show. Estimates made by the Nashville-based Lifeway Research, show that in 2019, well before many churches were forced to close in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, approximately 3,000 Protestant churches were started in the U.S., but 4,500 Protestant churches closed.

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Why a 24-y-o left her dream job to mobilize Americans to march for persecuted Christians

When Gia Chacón’s heart began to break for persecuted Christians at a young age, she knew God was calling her to be a part of the solution. This prompted her to launch her own nonprofit organization to host the first-ever march to stand in solidarity with the persecuted Church.

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