United Methodist new church starts outpaced new church starts by other protestant denominations in three of five key benchmarks – average worship attendance, new decisions for Christ and reaching previously unchurched people – according to a survey of 17 U.S. evangelical denominations and church planting network organizations.The survey, conducted in 2015 by LifeWay Research, received responses from 1,200 pastors and new church leaders and focused on 843 church plants started since 2008. LifeWay said the church planting survey was the most thorough in almost a decade. Click here  to read more.