Tony’s Predictions

What are your thoughts on Tony’s predictions? The below blog posting is a snip it from this blog posting on TonyStewardBlog

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My Predictions for the next wave of the Church
By Tony Steward ⋅ January 7, 2008

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As I look at the trends and the “edge” of what it feels like the church in America is moving towards I see one specific word used over and over again, but I think it has been missed by most of us – can you guess it?

I believe most are an attempt to express the larger initiative of TRANSFORMATION.

If you said, authentic, organic, emergent, missional, social justice, house church, vintage, etc. Then you would be wrong. And though I do see those trends occurring I believe most are an attempt to express the larger initiative of TRANSFORMATION.

We are at the point where the Church has finally stopped and taken a look back at the mega church movement over the past 30 – 40 years, and we are starting to see where adjustment is needed. During that time the church has gotten incredible at “packing the house” – and have produced amazing results and numbers. But what I believe our Emergent / Missional / Vintage Faith friends have sensed is the need for “something more.” The problem is that as with any generation they want to throw the baby out with the bath water by changing too much of what has gone well, instead of continuing to modify.

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