Tuesday, May 5, 2015

3 important church trends in the next 10 years

By Ed Stetzer

As someone who both cares about the mission of the church and leads a research organization, I watch the trends in the church and the culture. Occasionally, someone asks me to share some thoughts on the big picture, in the case of the North American context, questions related to "streams" of Protestantism. Based on research, statistics, extrapolation, and (I hope) some insight, I notice 3 important trends continuing in the next 10 years. [link]

  • Trend #1: The Hemorrhaging of Mainline Protestantism
  • Trend #2: Continued Growth of Pentecostalism and the Charismatic Movement
  • Trend #3: Networks will Explode in Number and Influence