Dialogue With Churches About Future Directions for Church.

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January 12, 2019 | Oakmont Baptist Church | Greenville, NC
"Where's Church Going from Here?" is a question I've been asked many times over the last ten years. Many churches know the struggle of decline so very well. Downward trends strike at the heart of many, if not most, churches these days. Such leads people to ask, so ‘what’s next for church?’, ‘how will my children find faith?’ and ‘what can we do to keep our tradition and church thriving?’ in today’s culture.

The Journey
I have been tracking trends, and issues churches are exploring and find great hope for church in the next decades. The church models will likely be different from most ‘traditional models', but will involve experiences, disciplines, and practices from our traditions. My writing and the seminar in Greenville, NC will explore many models as we invite dialogue about the models as we learn and critique the models together. My hope is some churches will find a fresh expression for them to move them forward and deepen their faith.

The Hope for Church
Even in the midst of the struggles and deep questions I find great hope for church. I speak not of ‘the church' but for the mission of church. God is up to some amazing things all across the country and across d enominational lines! I am trying to capture the discoveries, the practical tips, and best practices to share with my readers and those who participate in my learning experiences. Join us at Oakmont Baptist Church www.oakmontchurch.com on Jan uary 12. I will likely offer this in an online webinar and other sites in 2019. Watch for more info or contact me at EHammett@cbfnc.org.

–By Eddie Hammett, Church & Clergy Coach for CBFNC
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Where is Church Going From Here?
January 12, 2019
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