If you were to predict the future of the Church, where do you think it’s headed?
(Not so much the style or method of doing church, but the overall strength and vitality of the Church.)
So often, that question is examined by considering the future (the unknown), but I think understanding the present (the known) can be more instructive.
Every week I talk with at least a pastor or two somewhere in the US who is asking the question of the future of the Church, and I ask them to tell me what they see happening now. That is a leading indicator.
If you think change is needed. Now is the time.
From these conversations, I’ve extracted a few questions to help you form an opinion. Your answers will inform and shape your leadership.
Without a doubt, next to the favor and grace of God, it is great leadership that will carry us through. What you do today creates the stepping-stones to your future.Read More