Conservative Baptist Association, American Baptist Churches USA, Christian and Missionary Alliance, Episcopal Church USA, Sovereign Grace Ministries, Willow Creek Association, organizational life-cycle


The denominational landscape in America is changing. It is no longer a landscape of blossoming and blooming. It is rather a landscape marked by withering, fallen petals, and some new and different shoots budding. Some denominations are merging or consolidating districts/regions/presbyteries, effectively reducing regional overhead. This serves to reduce the burden on churches to support both a national organization and a regional association. Increasingly, denominations are questioning the relative value and cutting their publications ministries.