Five Trends That Will Disrupt the Church in 2019
What will be the big disruptors in the church during 2019? Carey Nieuwhof gives his thoughts...
- Charismatic expressions of church will grow while attractions churches will continue to stall out.
What seems to link most growing churches these days is a more charismatic or expressive style to how they worship, teach and gather.
- Online church will evolve to become a front door and side door, not a back door.
Church online will become a front door for the curious, the skeptic and the interested. It will be the first stop for almost everyone, and a temporary resting place for people who are a little too afraid to jump in until they muster the courage to jump in through physical attendance. It’s also a side door to Christians who travel or who can’t be there on a given Sunday. In that respect, it boosts engagement because it keeps people connected.
- Churches and organizations will begin staffing online like it was a real thing.
The internet is the venue in which the entire community you are trying to reach lives. If you want to reach them there, spending 1% of your resources on it is likely not the smartest strategy.
What do YOU think? What will be the big disruptors in YOUR church in 2019?
I'd love to hear your thoughts...
Todd has invested over 30 years in serving churches, having served as a worship pastor for over 15 years, a church elder for more than a decade, and in various ministry leadership roles in both the business and non-profit sectors. As the original founder and developer of ChurchStaffing.com, Todd fundamentally changed the way thousands of churches search for pastors and staff on the internet. Most recently, Todd’s work with Leadership Network has provided him exposure to the innovative trends in today’s church and inside knowledge of how healthy churches operate and uses it to help churches find a healthy, long-term fit for their next team member. Todd is a graduate of Cedarville University, and lives in Bryan, OH with his wife, Dawn.