Churches want to get better at making disciples. But what if we're relying on the message of Jesus more than the method of Jesus?
What is the Future Church book all about? It’s the most powerful playbook I know of for the post-COVID-disruption reality for church leaders. And I don’t say that lightly.
Even though I didn’t know that 2020 would disrupt our normal rhythms and patterns as much as it did, I wouldn’t change a word of Future Church based on how we’ve seen in-person attendance change and program-based strategies removed from the table.
The trends related to decreasing in-person attendance were not created by the COVID disruption, but they were drastically accelerated. The future has come rushing forward into the present. I don’t want churches to be stuck in the strategies and paradigm of the past—that just means they’re doing ministry for a culture that no longer exists.
Future Church provides a framework from which you can pivot your church away from an over-reliance on programs (especially those programs based on in-person attendance) toward a better future. To be clear—I’m NOT recommending that you do away with all of your programs! And I’m certainly not recommending you give up on weekly worship gatherings.
I AM suggesting that we need to reimagine those programs in light of the COVID disruption and at the same time, develop new strategies for disciple-making.
You can purchase Future Church on Amazon here.