What will the church look like in 2063?

David Murrow, the director of Church from Men, has some ideas:

1.  The midsize congregation will disappear.

2.  An explosion of satellite campuses and microchurches

3.  A small number of cutting-edge megachurches led by amazingly talented communicators.

4.  No denominations.

5.  America will have about 200 well-known preachers by 2062.

6.  More money spent on mission.

7.  We’ll need a lot fewer preachers.

8.  We’ll need a lot more campus pastors.

9.  Small group ministry will be more important in 60 years than it is today.

10.  Microchurches and megachurches will cooperate for programs like youth and children’s ministries across cities.

You can read more here.


What do YOU think the church will look like in 50 years?

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  • Ryan January 1, 2013 Reply

    50 years is a long time. No way to guess. I am more concerned with what it looks like today. By it I mean our local church and its impact.

    • BB January 2, 2013 Reply

      Amen. Projecting 50 years out is a bit much.

  • Jean January 2, 2013 Reply

    The Projections stated are based on America remaining majority Anglo-white. That is not the demographic projection nationally. Anglo-white population will dwindle to about 30-40% and white churches will not be as big as projected. Instead, the multi-cultural integrated demographic will appear and there will continue to be smaller churches of various ethic diversity. And with the white population shrinking, giving to the church & its mission will shrink with it which will affect global mission.

  • J.David Stephens January 2, 2013 Reply

    It sounds like we may not call them Denominations, but not much in the way of structure is really changing in the next 5o years….

  • kjc January 2, 2013 Reply

    I won’t be here

  • John January 2, 2013 Reply

    My own prediction is that Sunday evening and Wednesday evening services will become a thing of the past much sooner than 50 years. The demographics of most of those services show that, if left the same, most of those attending will not be around in the next 5-15 years.

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