It’s the End of the Church As We Know It

September 23, 2004 by

A couple interesting tidbits from Will Samson, who just spent two days hanging out with George Barna and Leonard Sweet talking about the future of the church:

  • “Currently only 65% of self-professed Christian in America experience their faith through the local church, and that is diminishing every year. He [Barna] predicts that by 2025 only about one-third of Americans will experience their faith through what we would define today as a local church.”
  • “According to Barna, the people who sit in our pews on Sunday morning are statistically unrecognizable from everyone else in the culture in terms of their actions and attitudes.”

He goes on to talk about spiritual mini-movements and the importance of children’s ministry. (link via Knightopia)

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