We are experiencing decentralizing in our school systems in the area.
More and more parents are opting for private school, or homeschooling, or the plethora of on-line options.
Kids get together in 4H, Little Britches Rodeo, church activities, and various other clubs.
Teachers and school systems are actively planning for how the information age is going to decentralize education. They are being told they can prepare and use the information technology, or not prepare and wind up coming to empty buildings with no students left to teach.
I can see this could (maybe will) happen to the church.
We honestly don't have to have worship services on Sunday in order to worship. We can get our information other than face to face. A lot in our area already opt out of the music portion of services, choosing their own Christian music and downloading that. We can be the Body to each other in other ways than formal services.
I'm suspecting we can not look at the issue and wind up going to an empty building some Sunday, or we can find the best ways to utilize technology and decentralize.
Your thoughts on how, when, and why or why not?