Finding: Digital transformation is everywhere, but not for everybody.Takeaway: Money and technical expertise won’t fix this one.
Finding: The multi-site model is evolving.Takeaway: Multi-site is not going away, but less megachurch oriented.
Finding: Communities have changed, and congregations are adapting to serve them. Takeaway: Congregations still serve communities but discerning who they serve is getting harder.
Finding: Diversity among congregations, but not as diverse within congregations.Takeaway: Congregations more about pluralism than integration.
Finding: Social changes have been overwhelming, so congregations must decide how to frame their responses. Takeaway: Congregations as non-combatants in a combative world.
Finding: Battling poverty is the common denominator.Takeaway: Direct service is (relatively) easy. Big questions are hard.
The Big Questions:Who is my neighbor now?Systems or people?What should we do? What can we do?
This conference was made possible by a grant from the Lilly Endowment Inc.
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