Moving the Mainline Forward

The Future of Mainline Denominations Recently, I have written several articles designed to introduce my readers to a variety of perspectives related to the future of mainline denominations.  Leaders within the mainline denominations understand that change is essential to reverse the decades of decline.  In recent posts, I have shared many voices including those of Peter Wallace, Bruce Epperly, and Bruce Reyes Chow Stephen Sterner Landon Whitsitt Clyde Steckel Also, I have Read More …

What if No One Comes? More Decline in the Mainline

Fewer and Fewer Worshippers For the last several decades, membership in mainline denominations has been declining.  Over time, membership has become a less helpful statistic in part due to a change in how younger people view church membership.  Given these changes and others, church attendance has become the sociological standard measuring growth or decline.  Lovett H. Weems Jr., distinguished professor of church leadership and director of the Lewis Center for Church Leadership at Wesley Read More …