Alan Bentrup


Mission in a Changing Context

Tonight I’ll be speaking at a local congregation, St. John’s in the Shandon neighborhood, as part of their Our Past, God’s Future series. I get to discuss societal and cultural trends affecting the Church!

If Robert Putnam attributes some of the decline in societal engagement to the growth of television watching in the home, I’m going to attribute the rapid decline of church (and societal) engagement to Netflix and the iPhone.

Here’s my slide deck, with plenty of charts showing where we’re headed (and it’s not all bad news!)

Alan Bentrup