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“Unless these churches make some renovations, they will eventually be empty.” Source: 7 Churches Jesus Did Not Die For A helpful reminder that the church is not the latest fad or a generational preservation society. “You see, when Jesus died for the church, he died for men and women who would function as his hands […]






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Source: 3 Reasons Contemporary Worship IS Declining, and 5 Things We Can Do to Help the Church Move On Its interesting how the above 50 crowd still thinks “contemporary” worship is where it at to attract “young people.” Mainline congregations are aging and yet in their tradition, they have one of the things that Millennials […]






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Source: On Being an iPhone Pastor for a Typewriter Church | The Millennial Pastor This is yet another great blog post from The Millennial Pastor that gives a great insight into the great generational divide in the Church. While he looks at it from the Millennial/Boomer divide, its also true for many of us GenXers. […]






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Source: The church is not dying. It’s failing. There’s a difference. | Portfolio of Maggie Nancarrow The conversation of the decline and future of the North American Church continues

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Source: Christian: Are You Ready For Exile Stage Two? | Stephen McAlpine One of the most challenging articles on the future of the church that I have read in a long time.






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Want millennials back in the pews? Stop trying to make church ‘cool.’ – The Washington Post. Rachel Held Evans nails it again. Authenticity trumps cool for millennials.






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When Churches Want a Pastor Who Can “Bring In Young Families” . . . | achurchforstarvingartists. For those who still follow Wired Jesus, recent months have involved several hacks of the site since “the big one” of a year ago. I’m planning on a relaunch in May/June of Wired Jesus 2.0, complete with podcast and […]






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Church, Here’s Why People Are Leaving You. Part 2 | john pavlovitz. And here we go. We’re so weary of feeling like nothing more than a religious agenda; an argument to win, a point to make, a cause to defend, a soul to save. We want to be more than a notch on your Salvation […]






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Church, Here’s Why People Are Leaving You. Part 1 | john pavlovitz. We’re the ones walking away. We want to matter to you. We want you to hear us before you debate us. Show us that your love and your God are real. Church, give us a reason to stay. Fascinating. I’m watching for part […]






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“Gays,” the “American Church,” and 2 Severed Relationships – Jer Swigart. There is a fascinating conversation emerging among Evangelicals, an increasingly Millenial/GenX rejection of Boomer evangelicalism that is resulting in a rethinking of the viability of Protestant Christianity in its North American form. Triggered most recently by the World Vision fiasco, Jer is on target […]






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