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The Church of 2022

What will the church look like ten years from now? Sam Rainer, president of Rainer Research, recently wrote about this. Here are his ten projections:

1.     The heterogeneous church explodes 

2.     Church attendance continues to decline

3.     The conservative drift draws more 

4.     Deep teaching gets more popular 

5.     Boomer ministries boom

6.     Ministries to families grow

7.     Staff positions evolve

8.     The importance of the church building is renewed

9.     Charismatic leadership becomes less prevalent

10.  Growth in video-venues slows down


What do you think? Do you see other trends on the horizon?

3 Comments Post a comment
  1. gailynvanrheenen #

    Thanks, Shawn. Mike Breen has also interacted with this on his blog at


    See you tomorrow evening.


    January 13, 2012
  2. I think the increase in family ministries is a must for the future life of the church.

    January 13, 2012
    • I agree, Gary! It is imperative that we do anything we can to strengthen marriages and families.

      January 13, 2012

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