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2010 Trends Poll Results

January 13, 2010 by

2010_01_12_2010forecastpollresults.jpgWe’re well aware our readers are a wise and thoughtful bunch, so this week we asked your thoughts on what 2010 would hold for churches. Your response was a bit… disheartening. But we’ll get to that in a bit. We’ll start from the bottom.

Our biggest loser? 6% of you think the biggest news of 2010 will be church beating “Bed” for the best place to be on Sunday mornings. Hopefully the rest of you already have a church better than your bed.

Next up, 13% of respondents see churches shrinking this year and finding new types of success. Which is just a shade behind the next two groups. 16% of our readers think this will be the year churches really define themselves as caretakers of the needy. And 17% of you believe this year churches will finally get a grip on social media.

Our big winner? Eek! 29% of you believe this will go down as the year churches stick their head further in the sand. That’s a bummer, and we hope with all our hope that 2010 is remembered as the year our readers were wrong.

So, 19% of you who said “something totally different,” let’s hear it in the comments. When all is said and done, how will we remember 2010?

And this week we’re asking: What’s your opinion on churches asking for money at year’s end?

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3 Responses to “2010 Trends Poll Results”

  • Doug
    January 13, 2010

    I think that this year we will see church networks take priority over denominations. I think new churches will start to use the networks of others churches around them, not putting priority on which denomination it is but rather who is making an impact for Jesus. At least that is my goal in 2010.


  • bondChristian
    January 13, 2010

    Great point, Doug. That’s something I’d been thinking a lot about in ’09 but not really done much about. Perhaps this will be the year we break down denominations and build church networks. After all, is the church a group of Christians or all Christians?
    -Marshall Jones Jr.


  • Greg Powell
    January 13, 2010

    Do you feel like a lot of the ministries who are doing live streaming will expand out to a full online campus (ie: Lifechurch style)?



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