Church security as the fastest growing ministry. Decrease in worship center size and capacity. Increase in successfully revitalized churches. Rapid growth of coaching ministries for pastors and church staff. Increase in the numbers of churches in gentrified communities. Increased emphasis on practical ministry training. Increasing emphasis on groups in churches. Fewer segregated churches.
Tag Archives | 2016
People have more formal post-secondary education than ever before. On top of this people have wide spread access to information at their finger tips really for the first time in history. At one point in history church leaders where amongst the most educated people in a community but that just isn’t the case anymore. [As a […]
Our community is more politically divided. Okay … before you jump all over me to fusing politics and church life … I believe that politics is just one way to get a sense of what is happening in the broader culture. I’m not making a values judgement on this divide … but the reality is […]
Marrying Older, But Sooner? If you have been involved in helping people get married you’ve noticed that median age of people getting married has risen over time. This is somewhat true … In reality the trend was that in the 50s & 60s people where getting married at a younger age than was typical. Even more intriguing to […]
People are getting older! The Baby Boomers have defined so many cultural trends of the last 100 years and they are just starting to define “retirement” and “the older years”. Life expectancy is set to continue to rise for the next 20-30 years to point where a larger percentage of the population will be living […]
There are more people who don’t “look like you” than ever before. Our churches need to learn how to move beyond trying to reach one monolithic stereotype cultural group and figure out how to ensure our ministries can reach a wide variety of cultures. Still doubt this reality?“Minority babies” are now “majority” in our culture. Some impacts […]
Trending 2016: Accelerated decline of 100,000 American congregations and rise of the mini-denomination church The rise of the mini-denomination church. Increased pastoral tenure. Rise of alternative ministry placement organizations. Increase in the number of Millennials who are Christians. Accelerated decline of 100,000 American congregations. Churches no longer viewed favorably by many governmental units. More bivocational […]