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Everybody welcome to the future

With most churches currently only meeting online, what will the future look like when church buildings reopen and people start to regather in person?

Bob Jackson, the co-author of the 'Everybody Welcome Online', has conducted fresh research about the future mission of the church. He presents these survey findings in a new resource entitled  ‘Everybody Welcome to the Future’. This publication also provides suggestions on how to make the most of the present situation and how to plan for the future where churches will have both in-person and online dimensions.

There are a lot of new online churchgoers and this research tries to establish how many people are engaging with the online church, along with how to welcome people into church and faith today.

Lockdown and online provide a unique opportunity to rethink how church gatherings will look and how to regrow churches as church buildings begin to reopen. There is a unique opportunity to plan for the future of a mixed in-person and online church.

Written primarily from an Anglican context, the majority of 'Everybody Welcome to the Future' is directly relatable to all churches and the content is transferable for Elim leaders and churches.

In addition to this new publication about the future church, the report entitled 'Everybody Welcome Online' now has some supplementary content. This update includes additional information on safeguarding, church stories, how to conduct great online meetings, accessibility and online church and much more.

Ideal for sharing with those in leadership to prompt discussion about the future of the church, click on the images below to download all of these reports.

Additional information can be found on Durham University's  Centre for Digital Theology website.

  Download Everybody welcome to the future
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  Download Everybody welcome online + short update
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