On May 6, 2022, Dr. Neil Carlson of DataWise Consulting, LLC, led a presentation to the Council of Delegates of the Christian Reformed Church in North America. His presentation focused on the decline of membership in Christian Reformed congregations. He noted demographic changes in birth rates as a key factor and encouraged churches to welcome refugees, immigrants, widows, and orphans into their midst.
Following several requests to see a copy of his presentation, Dr. Carlson agreed to record a version of it and share it here. A copy of his slides are also attached.
Questions? Dr. Carlson has agreed to respond in the comment thread below.