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Life After COVID: 8 Labor Market Trends That May Impact the Church

COVID-19 has created several labor market trends that are likely to have a residual impact on churches and religious organizations.
Life After COVID: 8 Labor Market Trends That May Impact the Church

In 2021, Texas State Technical College released a white paper that explored fifteen societal and labor market trends that are likely to have a residual impact on higher education, the job market, and student preparation in the aftermath of the pandemic. Several of these phenomena have direct relevance to churches and religious organizations.

The church is not a business, but …

In several ways, church attendance is a supply and demand concept—people want religious attachment and an opportunity to exercise their spirituality. Most churches have a fixed dogma that attracts segments of that spiritual population. The extent to which a church can adapt their religious practices to meet a broader need, the more likely it is that attendance ...

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