An Update on Church Health Post-COVID Heading into 2023

Episode #769
October 4, 2022
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So many changes took place in congregational life in 2022. Thom and Sam look at those changes and the implications for churches as we move into 2023.

  • The co-vocational movement grew both out of necessity and out of desire.
  • Evangelism returned to the conversation.
  • The churches that returned to business as usual are struggling even more.
  • Church construction dropped precipitously.
  • The slowdown of additional liquidity into the market is affecting and will affect church finances.




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