not clear to me if you mean “traditions” that potentially can evolve with culture and changes…
“church” as a “gathering” is a deeply rooted biblical notion, but to equate “church” to “denomination” or “meeting in a building” is to miss the essence of “church”…
covid 19 taught demographers and sociologists great lessons as we are still evolving through the pandemic. the same applies to business enterprises, education, government, and the expanding use of “virtual reality”… we still don’t know what normal will look like by the end of 2021.
my concern with the “classic” use of “church” is with the confusion created when in SDA circles we speak of “church” to mean “denomination” (there are 43.000+ Christian denominations in the world that comprise “CHRISTIANITY” as one of the religions of the world). “CHURCH” is universal, theo-centered, global, invisible, and is happening in all religions of the world as God’s people respond to God’s invitation to let them love Her in the silent chamber of their collective consciousness! (Revelation 3:20).
i believe the young generation and what is being labeled as the “YOLO” generation will increasingly drives us to take a new look at our theological notions, eschatology, social justice, environmental concerns, presuppositions, views of what “authentic church” means (beyond the denominational and religious boundaries) and expand the dimension of “love and compassion” as the central components of the “NREC” (Non-Religious Emergent Church) or “Post-Christian-Post-Laodicean-Post-Religious” MOVEMENT!
we are theologically still in the “modern” epoch; we (SDA), along with most of Christianity have not even fully moved into post-modernism, and we are already into what sociologists call the “Meta-Modern” epoch of cultural evolution! the philosophical and theological implications for a fresh view of “church” posed by “meta-modernism” are enormous!