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The Post-Church Letters: Voices from 2020

by Dr Jay Gary, Jan 1, 2010

These scenarios tell us that immigrants, women and emerging generations will shape the church in greater measure by 2020.

You’ve heard the post-church hype for years: “It’s the end of the church as we know it. Twenty million will leave the church by 2020. Donations will shrink, and […]

Welcome to Christian Futures.com

by Dr Jay Gary, April 26, 2013

Greetings and welcome to the Christian Futures Network.

As the third millennium begins, we are looking to the resurrected Christ for insight and wisdom to help renew and lead the church into the future. Despite the apocalyptic anxiety of so many followers of Jesus, I believe we have […]

Is Faith a Change Driver?

by Dr Jay Gary, April 2, 2007

I’ve been teaching forward-thinking leadership to graduate students for nearly four years now. I am indebted to those I’ve worked with from mid-career backgrounds. Since Regent draws a variety of people from various faith backgrounds, I’ve observed a wide variety of styles that people take toward becoming more […]

Do You Hear Voices in Your Head?

by Jay Gary, PhD, April 16, 2007

Graham Cooke, Denver, April 13, 2007

It is not normal to hear voices in your head, at least in my culture. Yet many of my friends claim to. If you confessed to ‘auditory hallucinations’ you would normally be diagnosed as borderline schizophrenia by your psychiatrist.

Among psychologists […]

A Christian Executive in 2035. . . A Peek into the Future

by Dr. Merlin Switzer , Jul 27, 2009

Fear grows in darkness; if you think there’s a bogeyman around, turn on the light. –Dorothy Thompson

When was the last time you pondered what life would be like in the future? What will your job be like? What will life be like for your children? Many […]

The Future of Faith FAQ

by Dr Jay Gary

For 2,000 years faith has been built on constants, can it now be built on change?

Christian Futures Network Version 1.8 — 26 April 2013

Keywords: future of faith, research, creativity, change, forecasting, spirituality, creativity, millennialism, theology, culture, leadership, strategic foresight, development, emergent leaders, science and theology

1. What is […]

Faith 20/20 Formation Scenarios

by staff, July 5, 2010

What will Christian faith formation in churches look like in 2020? Can we begin now to envision the shape of faith formation in the year 2020? Can we prepare our churches for the future of faith formation? This new decade will demand new thinking and new models, practices, resources, and […]

Organized Religion’s ‘Management Problem’

by Dr Gary Hamel, Nov 9, 2009

‘What’s wrong with organized religion?’ That’s the question that the dean of strategic management, Gary Hamel, put to America’s largest churches. Claiming that religion needs a management reboot, his hypothesis was that the problem with organized religion isn’t that it’s too religious, but that it’s too organized.

Hamel […]

Take “Future-Proof” Online

by staff writer, Apr 1, 2007

In today’s hectic world, not everyone is able to attend live training sessions, but now the Future-Proof Your Ministry workshop can come to you, via our live web-cam format. All you need is an internet connection, a PC computer, a microphone, and the vision to take […]

The Focus of Christian Futures

by Dr. Todd M. Johnson, Aug 25, 1998

The purpose of the Christian Futures Network (CFN) is to promote dialogue, strategy, collaboration, scholarship, and clear thinking among Christians on the subject of the future. This collaboration has the following characteristics:

Christian Participants are Christians, defined as “one who believes in, or professes or confesses Jesus […]