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Steady Numerical Decline

Thatched HouseIn its deliberations, the group has considered demographic trends and the future of the institutional church, in particular the steady numeric decline of those who attend and financially support it. The group feels that it is critical to meet the express needs of baby-boomers and "generation-X-ers" to have a relational focus as opposed to an institutional one, to offer flexibility in styles of worship, and to attempt to address household of faith diversity in a secular culture in terms that folks are more likely to respond to.✞

Accommodate Diversity

CathedralHouseholds of Faith can accommodate diversity of churchmanship whether evangelical, charismatic, Anglo-Catholic, and so on. Household groups can be constituted in many different ways to satisfy this diversity in so many widely divergent interests and styles. Their precise shape and self-identification is always "contextual." The development group has worked hard to figure out how best to articulate this vision and to develop the appropriate tools to support its implementation. Walking the Board through some of the committee's documentation, Ron described how the household would work within the context of Episcopal and parish structures.✞

"Household Faith Diversity"
by Ron Meacock © 2017

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