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Why I’m Not Worried About The Future Of The Church – Or The Church Of The Future
Churches that adapt their methods to advance Jesus’ mission will struggle, but survive and thrive.

So here’s what I see happening in the next generation or two.

Churches that cling to their old, extra-biblical models will continue to suffer, die and become irrelevant.

Churches that cling to their old, extra-biblical models will continue to suffer, die and become irrelevant.

Churches that adapt their methods to advance Jesus’ mission will struggle, too. Change is like that. But more of them will survive and thrive than those who refuse to adapt, innovate and get ahead of the curve.

So How Will We Do Church?

So what will the church of the future look like? I have no idea.

But I’m pretty sure of one thing. There won’t be one new way, it will be a whole bunch of new ways.

And I also know that people will always need places to gather together to worship. Even as virtual church services grow, there will always be a hunger to be in the same physical space with fellow believers. Whether it’s a home, a coffee shop, a park or a mobile stage.

Technology will never change our essential human need to breathe the same air as we worship Jesus together.

But what those worship places will look like is anybody’s guess.

So no, I don’t know what the church of the future will look like.

But I’m excited about it.

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July 26, 2017 at 2:13 AM

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