Shifts Taking Place in the Church

The following is taken from Peter L. Steinke, Congregational In Anxious Times (Alban, 2006), 75.



Interesting shifts affecting congregations include:

  • People are less interested in an intellectual approach to faith and increasingly drawn to an experience of faith.
  • Authority in the congregation is shifting from vertical dimension (top-down) to the horizontal structure (network, teams).
  • People are attracted to churches that offer certainty more than to churches that offer information or knowledge.
  • The visual is replacing the verbal as a major revenue for communicating the message the church wants to convey.
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