Anglican Faith Churches The Demographic Shift
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Demographic Shift

Another possible response to the demographic shift in the Anglican Church is to consciously disengage the churches from their institutions, that is to instigate a house church movement. Being free of the necessity of buildings, churches may be better able to influence the Baby Boomers and Millennials for good. These non-church based faith groups could be loosely attached to one congregation in the area. Churches of the whatever Faith would then be led and modeled on the New Testament and Early Church households of faith. They would conduct their own baptisms, baptismal preparation, communions and local outreach, including the caring for widows, the poor and the homeless. Maybe in another fifty years, the institutional church will re-emerge in former strength to take up its former role.

Hopeless People

The Generation X-ers and Millennials are a step behind the Boomers as far as the Christian Faith is concerned. These are described by some experts as "hopeless, unmotivated and unhappy people." From our churches, we could offer them hope, fulfillment, and meaning for life. If their Generation X characteristics carry through into middle age, then our Judeo-Christian societal structure and lifestyle including family units, the judicial system, police forces, and education could collapse but a loose household based model in the shadows could emerge.

"Anglican Faith Churches"
by Ron Meacock © 2019

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