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2 ‘Like it or Lump it’ Glimpses of the future

3 Forces shaping the future Globalisation – connected, competitive, faster

4 Forces shaping the future Globalisation Life cycle – low birth rate, more single people, longer life expectancy & later retirement

5 Forces shaping the future Globalisation Life cycle Information & other technologies – many technologies, the Grid, postmodern values

6 Forces shaping the future Globalisation Life cycle Information & other technologies Me-society – mass-customisation, an it- must-fit-me-world

7 Forces shaping the future Globalisation Life cycle Information & other technologies Me-society Politics – disillusionment, consumer politics, who decides

8 Forces shaping the future Globalisation Life cycle Information & other technologies Me-society Politics Shape of society – more middle class - the poor left behind? More feminine?

9 Forces shaping the future Globalisation Life cycle Information & other technologies Me-society Politics Shape of society Economy – labour shortages, relationships, work central

10 Forces shaping the future Globalisation Life cycle Information & other technologies Me-society Politics Shape of society Economy Sustainability – prospects

11 Forces shaping the future G lobalisation L ife cycle I nformation & other technologies M e-society P olitics S hape of society E conomy S ustainability

12 THE SHRINKING CHURCH – 13% decline in England – 22% decline in England Less than 1.00% attendance by 2016?

13 A CHANGING CHURCH The shrinking church A mass approach doesn’t work We treat everyone the same But society is more personalised An it-must-fit-me world

14 A CHANGING CHURCH The shrinking church A mass approach doesn’t work Subversive incarnation

15 DOING CHURCH DIFFERENTLY From “you come to us” to “we’ll come to you” From Sunday church to weekday church From missionary congregations to missionaries From “we’ll do it on our own” to “we’ll do it together”

16 A THEOLOGICAL BASIS Mission central to church Incarnation central to mission Trust central to incarnation Accountability central to trust

17 The Tomorrow Project Independent charity The future of people’s lives - 20 year timescale Wide range of topics Research, consultation and communication 24 supporters Tomorrow Network

18 Why think about the future? We all have assumptions about the future – are they valid? If we want to shape the future, we need to plan for it It helps us to understand the present

19 A four-stage approach What’s happening now? What forces will shape the future? What alternative futures exist? So what?

20 A middle class society Decline of manual workers From to Spread of middle class values

21 Globalisation Greater interdependence Partnerships at HE Global competition at secondary level?

22 Postmaterialist attitudes Strong leaders  self-expression Economic growth  quality of life Families focused on children  focused on self-gratification Religious rules/structures  personal search for meaning

23 Tomorrow’s Workplace The new economy The relationship economy The fulfilment economy The all-age economy

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