Changes Congregations are Facing Today

Changes Congregations are Facing Today book cover“In order to move forward with vision, we are wise to pay attention to what the past has taught us.” — Lovett H. Weems, Jr.

As the Lewis Center approached its tenth anniversary, we surveyed the changes churches have faced over the past decade. From worship attendance patterns to diversity, finances to mission engagement and more, the church of today is not the church of 2004. From this research emerged “Changes Congregations Are Facing Today,” a series in Leading Ideas: Update by Lovett H. Weems, Jr.

We’re pleased to offer to you Changes Congregations Are Facing Today, a ebook that brings together the articles from that series, along with discussion questions and sources for further exploration for each topic covered. Changes Congregations Are Facing Today is an ideal conversation starter, especially for congregations evaluating their own ministries or engaging in planning for the future.

  • Worship Attendance Patterns
  • Diversity
  • Newcomers
  • Finances
  • Mission Engagement
  • Pastoral Leadership
  • Lay Staffing
  • Challenges Facing Different Size Churches

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About Author

Dr. Lovett H. Weems, Jr.

Lovett H. Weems, Jr., is senior consultant at the Lewis Center for Church Leadership, distinguished professor of church leadership emeritus at Wesley Theological Seminary, and author of several books on leadership.