Christianity Today recently posted research on the growth of nondenominational churches and where their growth is coming from. Their research reports that even though mainline denominations appear to be in a death spiral, those who leave the mainlines are not necessarily jumping to the trendy, new nondenominational congregations. Rather, they are identifying as the growing segment of “nones.” In the past, nondenominational church growth was fueled by an exodus from the mainline traditions. Today, however, it appears that the growth of nondenom’s is being fueled by those who are leaving Catholicism. Now that the nondenominational church movement has matured into members second and even third generations, it is equally critical that they are focusing on retention of young people as well as acquisition of new ones. You can read the article here.