3. Irrelevant churches make the mistake of ignoring the next generation. Irrelevance was also be combated with intentionality. Nieuwhof went on to add, "If you're a leader and you're over 40, you're going to have to work to stay relevant, and you're going to have to work to stay around young leaders."
4. Irrelevant churches make the mistake of ignoring their changing communities. Warren goes on to add, "When the speed of change around an organization is faster than the speed of change within the organization, the organization becomes irrelevant." In the North Atlanta area where I live, there are dozens of former urban mega- and super-megachurches that are dying because their communities became multicultural while they remained a homogenous Caucasian congregation. The speed of the community changed faster than the speed of the church.
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