Church 2.0 Church 3.0
Seating when gathered Rows Circles
Environment Anonymous Intimate
Leadership source Institutions of higher learning local context and people
Growth Addition Multiplication
Results An audience is attracted A spiritual movement
Ministry practitioners The ordained The ordinary
Resources Imported to the community Discovered in the community
Primary leadership role Pastoral teacher APEST team
Learning lab Classroom-based education Trench-based education
Cost Expensive Inexpensive
Ministry setting The meeting place The marketplace
Success Full seating capacity Full sending capacity
Church posture Passive: "Y'all come!" Active: "We all go!"
Attraction Felt need programming Obvious life transformation
Model of church life Academic Family
This is adapted from Neal Cole's Church 3.0: Upgrades for the Future of the Church. I've changed just a bit of the language to fit my ecumenical context a bit.
I find myself ready to make this upgrade, while holding dear, and clinging hard, to aspects of the current operating system.
I make my living doing 2.0. My passion is in discovering life in 3.0. So I consider myself, and many in my community, in that uncomfortable beta stage between systems.
And I find this list from Neil Cole immensely helpful.