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  • The Hispanic Population continues to grow across Louisiana. Especially along I-10.
  • Louisiana fastest growing Metro Area – Lafayette – is also the region with the greatest gap in church to population ratio in Louisiana at 1 SBC Church for every 11,000 residents. Planters and partners needed.
  • Still 31 Towns in Louisiana with no SBC Church.
  • Louisiana Baptists experienced a decrease of 41 churches in 2021. From 1,616 in 2020 to now 1,574.
  • 12 new churches planted in 2021. 26 in the pipeline for 2022.
  • Over 250 LBC churches without Pastors.
  • The None’s (non-affiliated with any religion) now make up 30% of the US population. In Louisiana, IT’S WORSE. 4 out of 10 Louisianians claim no religious affiliation.
  • With 74% of ACP’s in, Baptisms are down another 10% from 2020. Down 55% from 2012.
  • Baptism to Membership ratio at all time high. From 1 to 34 in 2012. Now 1 to 59 in 2021.
These data points give us much to pray about. We need personal and corporate revival. We need a Disciple Making Movement. The Gospel is still “the Power of God for salvation” (Romans 1:16). The Holy Spirit is still drawing people to the Father (John 6:44). The Word of God is still “living and effective” (Hebrews 4:12). Let’s keep hoping, praying, laboring for God’s glory. 
 
Check out Change Me by Dr. Steve Horn, a 28 day guide for personal revival.

Also, check out our first Disciple Making Movement Lab of 2022, next week in Alexandria.

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Lane Corley
Lane Corley
Hello! I began working as a Church Planting Strategist for Louisiana Baptists in 2013. I'm honored to serve church planters around the state so that we can all lead people into a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ. I love to enjoy the great Louisiana outdoors by gardening in the spring, hunting in the fall and playing catch with my two sons all year!

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