It's official. The "back to the city" movement seems to be winding down, at least for the foreseeable future. For years now in North American ministry circles, much discussion has occurred over the rise of city populations. However, trends seem to be shifting once again toward the suburbs. While the particulars of strategy are most often confined to the specific local context, there are at least three high-level insights that merit a mention.
Statistics may or may not be your thing, but they can tell us a lot about the area in which we live—its population growth, diversity, and whether or not we can have bragging rights over Dallas. With that in mind, we have compiled some helpful statistics as a starting point for understanding the greater Houston area. How might understanding the growth of our city and its underlying issues help us better reach our communities as they are?