The purpose of the Resources is to stimulate thought, creative dreaming, and discussion -- "the conversation"
Insightful article on the church post-COVID
"The future is unkind to the unprepared. The best thing a leader can do is prepare."
"The good news is that leaders who embrace change, who find the energy, passion and time to keep pivoting, will likely end up advancing their mission in the future.
"So what are the new 2020 church trends you should watch in what is shaping up to be a very pivotal year?
"Here are 7.
"Let me just say I hope I’m wrong on some of them, but I’m including them because I think they’re happening.
"As I’ve had to remind myself as a leader and Christ-follower for decades, just because you don’t like something doesn’t mean it isn’t true.
"I don’t like all these trends either, but that doesn’t mean they’re not happening.
"The best question to ask in a time of disruption is, “What does this make possible?”
"There’s a lot that’s possible for the future church."
10 Predictions for the future of the Church
"We have to relate to our culture as pilgrims"
By Dave Stetzer - Outreach Magazine 17 March 2019
We have to learn how to relate to our culture as an exiled church full of pilgrims. The problem is that a significant number of churches have either forgotten or ignored the mission of God, or the missio Dei.
NEW RESOURCES FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE AND ADVOCACY
Here's some really thought-provoking stuff
DOING CHURCH DIFFERENTLY
One of the first things he did was get rid of the pews.
This is an interview with an Anglican priest in Montreal who talks about 'St Jax' in downtown Montreal. He's a graduate of the London School of Economics. He has planted and re-planted churches in the UK.
He shares some risky and very creative ideas that are about really "doing church differently"!