Monday, June 21, 2010

Disraeli Would Be Proud

Next week, the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America will take place in Nashville, TN. One of the biggest items on the agenda will be the proposed Strategic Plan for the PCA. The assumption that this Plan is based on is: the PCA is experiencing a slowdown in growth and so a Strategic Plan is needed to get the denomination on the right track and growing again. Sounds like a good idea, but there is only one problem: the statistics do not show a slowdown in growth. Or, as this post says it: There is no S-curve.

Now, I want to be charitable with our brothers who have worked on this Strategic Plan, and I certainly do not want to accuse them of lying to forward an agenda; however, I have to ask why didn't anyone check the numbers before publishing this thing? If there is no slowdown in growth, then the whole justification for this monstrosity of a Plan is swept away.

Take a look at the numbers for yourself. And congratulations to the PCA for steady growth of God's kingdom!


  1. Worst of all, the ill-conceived plan advocates bailing out of NAPARC - see my comments here:

  2. Brad: Yes, that is one of many poor suggestions of this Plan. I haven't blogged about it up until now, because I have been busy with ARP issues and plenty of other able men (such as yourself) have covered it, but this statistical error was too good to pass up!