More than half of the counties in PA have under 10% Christ followers.
Three counties in PA have under 3% (Carbon, Elk, Pike).
There are 104 counties in the US with under 3% Christians.
Most of these are in the Northeast or near Utah (Mormon territory).
If you were to plant 2000 churches today, and 1000 new people came to Christ, you wouldn’t raise the amount a percentage point.
It costs well over $100K to launch a traditional church. In the scenario above, it would cost $200,000,000.00.
However, if half of the current Christ followers in the US discipled one new believer over the next year, it would be 24% believers. If everyone did the same thing the second year, it would be 36%.
It costs no money to make a disciple. Just your life. ~ Neil Cole
(Thank you J.D. Payne for this article. Here is a map of the counties across the US in the bottom 3%.)