Does that mean that we kick everyone out who grew up within the context of dwelling-oriented or seeker-oriented spirituality? Of course not! In fact, recognizing these categories can really help us communicate across generational divides within our church families. These different spiritual worldviews are not necessarily “wrong;” they’re just that: different. Depending on the context in which each of us was formed, individuals connect to and prefer different models of church structure and organization. The bottom line is, the dramatic shifts in American culture are forcing us to ask the question: “How will the church respond?” In my humble opinion, our churches must make the shift toward becoming missionally-focused, or else they risk letting their numbers dwindle as fewer and fewer people step foot into their sanctuaries.