Trends Impacting Your Church – That You Might Not Even Be Aware Of

Rich Birch

Parallel Leaders Podcast | Episode 30

Change is challenging for leaders, especially when it involves moving people toward a more desirable future. In a constantly evolving culture, the dynamics of leadership have significantly transformed over the years and have only accelerated in recent events. 

Discover three trends that could be impacting your church and how to reassess your approach to leadership to navigate these changes successfully. 

Topics Include: 

  • Understanding the changing dynamics of trust 
  • The concept of “pushing the mission forward” versus “slowing down” in organizational practices.
  • The shift in societal perceptions of pastors and religious leaders.
  • Adopting a missionary mindset and understanding the cultural context as potentially pre-Christian.
  • The importance of assessing and adapting ministry practices in response to cultural shifts.


Rich Birch

Rich Birch is one of the early multi-site church pioneers in North America. He led the charge in helping The Meeting House in Toronto to become the leading multi-site church in Canada with over 5,000+ people in 18 locations. In addition, he served on the leadership team of Connexus Church in Ontario, a North Point Community Church Strategic Partner. He has also been a part of the lead team at Liquid Church – a 5 location multisite church serving the Manhattan facing suburbs of New Jersey. Liquid is known for it’s innovative approach to outreach and community impact. Rich is passionate about helping churches reach more people, more quickly through excellent execution. His latest book Church Growth Flywheel: 5 Practical Systems To Drive Growth At Your Church is an Amazon bestseller and is design to help your church reach more people in your community.




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