Four Trends for Churches in 2020

Episode #610
January 28, 2020
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We are one month into 2020 and there is much we can learn about anticipated trends and how churches can begin to connect the dots and prepare for the future. While some trends you will expect, others will be new and our hope is that these four trends will be informative.


  1. Worship sizes will grow significantly smaller.
  2. There will be a significant increase in the number of worship services offered at times other than Sunday morning. 
  3. Church facilities will undergo dramatic transformation.
  4. Attendance will become a greater emphasis.

Other Highlights:

  • While average weekly attendance in worship will grow smaller this trend does not infer lower overall attendance.
  • The conversation among pastors is moving from size of worship space to quantity of worship opportunities. 
  • Thursday evening worship services may become a popular choice for creating a new service time.
  • As churches build smaller worship space they will often times concurrently build larger community and common space.

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