Three More Trends for Churches in 2020

Episode #611
January 31, 2020
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Thom and Sam continue their conversation from episode #610 examining major trends churches can anticipate and prepare for in the coming year. While some of these trends will seem familiar, others will be new with the hope all will be informative and helpful for church growth.


  1. Evangelism will return to its rightful place of importance and priority. 
  2. Fewer pastors and church staff members will be compensated full-time wages. 
  3. Fewer churches will align exclusively with denominations.

Other Highlights:

  • Churches will return to the basics and the call to the Great Commission. 
  • There are a number of pastors choosing to become marketplace vocational, staying within the context of community businesses and ministering part-time for the church. 
  • Contract work is a great opportunity for those who believe they may be called to ministry. 
  • As the gig economy grows, the number of full-time staff members will decrease. 
  • Many churches will identify with multiple organizations, networks, and denominations.

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