We live in an increasingly post-Christian culture. For many, "holy buildings" can be intimidating. Rather than ask people to "come to us," many churches now "go to them." More and more churches are launching in rented spaces, such as a school room, a mall storefront, a downtown community center, a movie theater, or the living room of someone's home.
What is lost—and what is gained—in leaving behind traditional worship spaces? What does the increase in alternative gathering spaces reveal for the future of the Church? We invited Patheos bloggers to reflect on the shifting church and worship landscape as part of our special Symposium on Non-traditional Church: Trends for the Future.
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