David Fitch is talking about The “De-Churched” and the Future of Missional Emerging Congregations, which is interesting for the way in which he defines “de-churched” not as people who have removed themselves from organized church structures, but as people in megachurches who have been programmed not to think like the ‘real’ church should think. Becoming “re-churched” is to engage in more missional thinking.
I haven’t seen this definition for the de-churched word set before, but it’s noteworthy as an indictment against megachurches. If Fitch’s case can be made, it seems this would be a valid definition, but then I’m not sure which word would apply to those who have removed themselves from organized church expressions. Post-church?