According to many, “the church as we know it” is on its way out, and will soon cease to exist.

It’s no secret – the landscape of ministry is changing. Churches often struggle to find ways to be relevant in changing communities, and, in many places, churches struggle to survive at all. According to many, “the church as we know it” is on its way out, and will soon cease to exist.

Not so fast. Just what is “the church as we know it” – and is it really “on its way out”? This is, without a doubt, a time when churches and denominations must understand the context in which they minister. However, there are many churches (both denominational and independent) that are touching lives – and, in doing so, transforming the world – in significant ways to the glory of God.

What does an “average” church look like? What are people looking for from church? How can churches connect with the world in transformative ways?

The first task of an unstuck church is to understand the realities of ministry today…

The first task of an unstuck church is to understand the realities of ministry today, and catch a glimpse of what works for churches (of all sizes) that are thriving. Why invite us into your ministry environment to talk about this? After all, there are lots of books out there which offer all sorts of ideas and stories of success. True – but our consultants have connected with successful, transformative churches across the nation… And the reality is that, often, it helps to have an outside voice join in your conversation.

That’s not all, though – we can also help you understand the ever-changing local demographics that inform the culture in which your church ministers. Which lifestyle segments are present in your church? Perhaps more importantly, which segments are missing? Who are you connecting with, and who has not yet been reached? These are key questions in the life of any vital ministry, and they need to be asked often! We can offer insights and assistance as you work to interpret data from the tools available from your denomination (or get you connected to those tools, if your denomination doesn’t use them).

 

This is an integral part of our Discover >> Discern >> Define approach to church vitality.

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