The post-pandemic church ... coming soon

Carey Nieuwhof is a former lawyer and founding pastor of Connexus Church. He’s the author of several best-selling books and speaks to leaders around the world about leadership, change and personal growth

By Carey Nieuwhof 

Having been through a year like no other, what can you expect as a church leader [or as someone who cares about the church] in 2021?

In all likelihood, this year will lead the church into the post-pandemic world. It won’t be the light switch you hope for (and suddenly, we’re all back!). Instead, it will be a gradual emergence into whatever our normalized future looks like. But at some point in 2021 you’ll look back and realize most of the pandemic is behind you and the future is ahead of you.

The question is, what kind of new reality will emerge?


For church leaders, it will be a different world for sure.

Since 2016, I’ve done an annual church trends post. For the most part, many of the trends have emerged and are still relevant to what we’re all experiencing right now. Some accelerated dramatically.

While no one can say exactly what the future holds, here are 8 trends I’m watching and would encourage you and your team to consider and process as well.

An easy-to-read article. Highly recommended.

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