In my article yesterday, I noted that the beginning of a new year inevitably brings a plethora of predictions, resolutions, and trends. I chose to follow that same pattern. I am thus providing twelve trends for 2012 in the healthiest churches we have observed.
Remember the three caveats I noted. First, the trends are for healthy churches. They are not inclusive of all 400,000 American churches, much less the millions of churches around the world. Second, the trends are based on both detailed empirical research and anecdotal observations. In other words, I can point to some outstanding research projects for my conclusions in some cases. In other cases, I am simply expressing what I hope is an informed opinion. Third, the trends are not ranked in order of any priority.
I thus conclude these two articles with trends seven to twelve. Please feel free to comment, agree, or disagree. To read more, click here.
Friday, January 06, 2012
Twelve in 2012: Trends in Healthy Churches. Trends 7 to 12
Posted by Robin G. Jordan at 8:06 AM