After decades of chasing revitalization programs and young pastors, American congregations are still plummeting in membership. Clergy are jumping ship. New generations aren't interested. Revitalization programs are a stop-gap.
Author and pastor Laurene Bowers asserts that churches need to shift to new communities with a grassroots focus on love of neighbor: developing relationships, reforming belief, and collaborating for justice. The Future of American Christianity is, against all odds, a book of hopeful vision for the impact of Christian faith communities.