5 Shifts Tipping Congregations Toward Decline

congregations Mar 23, 2022

The following is the replay from my March 24, 2022, live strategy session discussing the following question:

 "Changes in US society and culture seem to have made organized religion less relevant to our population. How can churches change how they "do church" to make them more relevant?"

What should congregations do in response to the decline of organized religion?  My short answer: Change HOW you organize!

Today's culture demands new approaches to how you lead, design, and facilitate congregational life.

Here are the 5 shifts I discuss in this video:

Shift 1: Where people spend their time and attention.

Shift 2: How people learn, research, and make decisions.

Shift 3: What online visitors need from congregations.

Shift 4: What people want from their leaders.

Shift 5: How people want their communities to be led.

The good news is that these cultural shifts are all things that congregations can adapt to.  If you have the desire, smartphones, and internet access, you have everything you need!

Watch below or on my Youtube channel You may subscribe to the channel here.


VIDEO CHAPTERS
0:00 Welcome
0:42 Live session introductions
2:50 My Background
4:14 Congregation have always been slow to change
6:28 Shift 1 - Where people spend their time and attention
10:51 Shift 2 - How people learn, research, and make decisions
13:29 Shift 3 - What online visitors need from congregations
17:21 Shift 4 - What people want from their leaders
20:08 Shift 5 - How people want their communities to be led
26:38 Questions and discussion

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