via *“Discerning future trends can be difficult if not risky,” writes Thom Rainer in the summer 2011 edition of Facts & Trends magazine. ”If we miss a trend, we risk missing opportunities because we had our resources directed elsewhere.”

“I am thus careful when I do trend projections,” he writes. “I am especially careful when I am projecting trends that will have a direct impact on the churches in America.” click here to read more