Plagues are not new to mankind. They are just new to us. And history tells us they follow a pattern. When the 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic ended, it ushered in the roaring 20’s. A hundred years ago post pandemic people craved social interaction, fun and something new. Analysts are now predicting that, 100 years on, people are just as determined to innovate and congregate at all costs
So will these fun starved, new-experience hungry people find your church offering something inspiringly roaring or deadly boring? Will your church be ready to roar?
People will emerge from covid physically, psychologically and economically broken. Who will roar for them? The church can do that.
People will emerge from covid desperate for social interaction and new experiences. Who will roar for them? The church can do that.
It’s hard to imagine a better opportunity for the church to roar.
People will emerge from covid hungry for events and experiences that both inspire and entertain. If the church doesn’t deliver something new and innovative to people who are currently not part of the tribe then we will have failed to meet the moment and maybe even usher in our own demise.
"People will emerge from covid hungry for events and experiences that both inspire and entertain. If the church doesn’t deliver something new and innovative to people who are currently not part of the tribe then we will have failed to meet the moment and maybe even usher in our own demise."
A ROARING 2020’s CHURCH will marked by passion, joy, beauty, generosity & imagination (and maybe even a little bit of holy fear.)
A ROARING 2020’s CHURCH will be led by leaders who don’t give us what we want but show us something we didn’t even know we needed.
A ROARING 2020’s CHURCH will appoint leaders who dream & take risks rather than leaders simply appease.
"If you go down the route of perfectionism and starving off change you are signing your own death warrant." - Simon Sinek
How can your church be a roaring 2020’s church? Here’s a set of questions you can use as an assessment tool at your next leaders gathering.
1. Does our local community know that we exist? Are they glad we are here? Do they feel better off because we are here?
2. When did we last do something new to present the message of Jesus that we’ve not done before and that generated a sense of momentum? Are we being effective in reaching a new audience? Have we fallen back on education rather than transformation?
3. Is our church model built on programmes that attract numbers or on steps that grow strong and healthy disciples? Do our programmes create barriers or bridges to building life-changing relationships?
4. If we were starting over with church what would we do differently?
If I can do anything to help your church start to roar then please hit me up. I’d love to hang out with you and your team and help you grow your church by reaching unchurched people.