The quantitative research looks at reasons for church migration amongst respondents recruited from GodFirst City Church, Johannesburg. (GFCC), recording the push factors that caused respondents to leave their congregation of origin and identifying the pull factors that drew them to their destination congregation. The quantitative research also looks at respondents’ understanding of the essence of the church. An attempt is then made to determine whether their reasons for church migration are related to their understanding of the essence of the church.

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