by Carey Nieuwhof: Everything has its season.
And the season of the cool church is, in many ways, coming to an end.
Recently, I wrote a post that generated a lot of discussion online and offline about why charismatic churches are growing and attractional churches are past peak. You can read that post here.
To drill down further, here’s more on what’s been happening as the culture changes around us.
So flip back a few decades…There was an era when simply being a cooler, more relevant church than the church down the road helped churches reach unchurched people.
There was a day when all you had to do was improve the church you led to gain traction.
Trade in the choir for a band. Turn the chancel into a platform. Add some lights, some sound, some haze. Get some great teaching in the room. And voila, you had a growing church.
But we’re quickly moving into a season where having a cool church is like having the best choir in town: it’s wonderful for the handful of people who still listen to choral music.
Somethings changing. And a hundreds of thousands of dollars in lights and great sound gear are probably not going to impact your community like they used to.
So what’s changing? Plenty.
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