How Church Size Culture Is Affecting the Decline of Denominations - New Small Church
We live in an increasingly post-denominational world. I don’t know if that’s good or bad, it’s just the way things are now. Years ago, virtually every friend I had in ministry was within my denomination. Every program we used came from our denominational headquarters. The idea of ministering in any significant way outside our ranks wasn’t forbidden or scary – it just didn’t occur to me. Not any more. Now my denominational connections are just one factor among many that determine my pastoral friendships, my church’s programs and my ministry opportunities. I haven’t rejected my denomination. They haven’t rejected me. It just doesn’t factor into our decision-making in the way it used to. Something else has taken over as a stronger factor in how my church makes its decisions. The size of my church. And I’m not alone in this.