I was shocked to recently learn that every week 17 Southern Baptist churches close their doors for good. That means they die. Some have been dead a long time and simply made it official. Others deny the reality until there is no pulse. There are many factors involved but I believe Thom Rainer touches on a major issue an article I want to share with you. An issue that many churches don’t seem to realize. I hope you will read his article. It is brief, yet insightful. Five Reasons why Growth may be more difficult in your church.