Some are calling it the rise of the dones, the number of people who have given up on the traditional congregation and are finding community and mission beyond it in more relational ways. Meet the man behind the research. In a recent trip to Colorado Wayne sat down with Dr. Josh Packard, a professor of sociology at the University of Northern Colorado and the author of Church Refugees will be released on June 1. In research about church behavior, he stumbled across a broad group of people who didn't leave the traditional congregation to abandon their faith but to live more freely in Jesus through being more proactive about building community and finding mission in the world. This is Part One of their conversation covering how they discovered what they are calling "The Dones" and that they are generally high-capacity Christ-followers who found the congregational model too stifling.
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Holy Soup Blog on The Rise of the Dones • The De-churching Project
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Our previous podcast about Josh's work: Nones, Dones And a Wider Conversation
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