Podcast Episode #184
We discuss a recent post on the decentralization of facilities and leadership. At the core of these changes is a desire to move away from centralization. And this trend may be one of the most significant trends of the American church in a century. So today, we share seven profound implications of this trend.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- We have to be training our church leaders more in leadership competencies.
- Unfortunately many of our church leaders and pastors have been trained well in theology but not practical ministry.
- If a church is dying, it needs significant change. It basically needs to become a different church.
- Ten years from now, multisite churches will be as common as multi-service churches.
- I have never seen a church over-communicate.
- In a multisite or multi-service church, you must have a consistent DNA across the sites and services.
The seven implications of decentralization in churches are:
- Potential polity and procedural changes
- Congregational adaptation
- Functional choices of decentralization
- New sub classifications of churches due to shifts in preaching models
- Greater need for greater communication
- Learning how to “transfer DNA”
- New financial realities
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