Building Congregations Around Art Galleries and Cafes as Spirituality Wanes

Life in Deep Ellum is part of a wave of experimentation around the country by evangelicals to reinvent “church” in an increasingly secular culture, and it comes as the megachurch boom of recent decades, with stadium seating for huge crowds, Jumbotrons and smoke machines, faces strong headwinds. A national decline in church attendance, the struggling economy and the challenges of marketing to millennials have all led to the need for new approaches.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/30/us/new-churches-focus-on-building-a-community-life.html?smid=pl-share

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