Small Churches are the next big thing.
I wasn’t planning to revisit this idea for a while, but a couple days ago I read a post by Thom Rainer, with the curious title “The Death of the Mall and the Future of Church Buildings.”
In it, Thom made some points that were so similar to my recent post on the subject, I had to comment on it.
Malls are closing all over America, especially large malls, according to Jeff Jordan, writing in The Atlantic Cities. And he predicts that many more will close as people’s habits and tastes change.
This trend is primarily fueled by online shopping, of course, but that’s not all. It also speaks to a growing desire in Millennials for intimacy and smallness.