The future belongs to those willing to let go, to stop trying to minimize the change we face, but rather to maximize the discontinuity. William Esu writes,

A new form of congregational life is dragging Christians kicking and screaming into the twenty-first century. The self understanding, focus, corporate culture, leadership, organizational styles, and strategies are radically different from those experienced throughout the twentieth century. The future church offers new opportunities and problems and requires a new mindset…

Brian McLaren, church on the other side: exploring the radical future of the local congregation