On Thursday, May 1st the Evangelical Leaders Forum hosted David T. Olson, Director of the American Church Research Project and author of The American Church in Crisis. He spoke about ways to grow and multiply healthy churches that help people know Jesus and effectively fulfill his mission on earth.
Sponsors for this discussion included Bethel Seminary, Evangelical Covenant - NW Conference, Minnesota Baptist Conference, and Zondervan Publishers.
It seems to me that these demographic indicators - postmodern, post-Christian, multi-ethnic, post-affluent - suggest that what worked in 1970, but not in 1920, won't work in 2010.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://spectrummagazine.org/node/574