What does the church need to do in order to thrive in the 21st Century?
I have been thinking about how and what the church needs to do in order to make a difference in today's world. I believe the Bible never changes but how we do ministry and reach out to those who need Jesus Christ may not be as affective as the has been in years past.
In the past, we have been program driven. We have programs for Senior adults, college and young professionals, teens, and children. Are programs still affective? Do we need to take a more personal approach in asking what needs can be met and how we even do ministry? Is there a way to tailor ministry at the individual level in this century?
I remember growing up a child and the church would have gospel meetings that would last four or five days long. People are pressed for time and energy going in different directions, what once was affective may not be in the 21st century.
What do you think needs to be changed or done in order reach out and meet the needs of those who need Jesus Christ? Do you have anything that has worked for your congregation? Have you heard of anything that has worked for other congregations? Have traditional program in ministry stopped being affective? If so, why? What is your approach to affective ministry? How can we be the church of the 21st century, making a difference where we are in our communities? How do we communicate with members and elders that the methods of the past just aren't affective anymore? What does the church need to do to thrive in the 21st Century?
What do you think?
Share your thoughts.