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Season 3, EP208: Dr. John Harris, Jared Hughes, and Reaching the De-Churched, Digitally


The US church has lost 25% of attenders over the past 20 years. Many churches are reporting 50-60% pre-COVID attendance is back in the building. 43% of active church attenders do not strongly trust their church leaders. We are seeing a movement in the US, a movement of de-churched people. Let's talk about it.

Who are these de-churched people? Are there common characteristics or traits to consider? Why did they leave? What are they looking for? And maybe how can our churches utilize digital to re-engage them.

We're bringing in Dr. John Harris, Lead Pastor of Hearts Like His Church (a Digital Church), and surprise guest Jared Hughes, Lead Pastor of Hope City Church (also a Digital Church) in a conversation about recognizing and reaching the De-Churched.

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Host: Jeff Reed
THECHURCH.DIGITAL & DigitalChurch.Network
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Guest: Dr. John Harris
Hearts Like His, Lead Pastor
Facebook // Hearts Like His Community

Guest: Jared Hughes, Co-Lead Pastor
Hope City Church - Facebook
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Love you all! Praying for your Churches and your Ministry Online.

Jeff Reed

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About Author

Jeff Reed
Jeff Reed

With about 20 years experience serving the church in the digital/technological realm, Jeff loves working with churches. As passionate about Discipleship as he is Technology, Jeff uses his passion to help Churches develop technology systems to bring people far from God closer to him. Oh, and he loves Digital Church & Church Online.

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