Podcast Episode #450
Churches of the future will have many of the same components of churches today, but there are changes that will take place. Today, we cover five of those changes.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- Churches of all sizes are starting to embrace the multi-site model.
- Multi-site will soon be as normative as multi-service is.
- Healthy churches almost always have healthy discipleship groups.
- New ideas the church should be tried out of accommodation, not out of compromise.
The five future developments we discuss are:
- Shifts in the multisite model.
- More churches seeking to be acquired or merged into a multisite system.
- Return to some level of programmatic behavior.
- Rise of networks.
- The attendance frequency issue becoming a greater focus.
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