It\’s a matter of time until churches have to pay taxes on their facilities. What will happen then?
Big churches that are financially sound will adjust. For the rest, it will be a challenge.
One possible solution would be aggregation into larger congregations. The larger congregations could easily organize as smaller, more familiar ones. That is what megachurches are already doing. There might be only one church of a denomination in a large city, and that church might be able to afford to stay alive.
Another solution is the underground one. House churches are already doing this one, mostly for reasons other than taxes.
It seems to me that the concept of paid clergy will diminish, at least full-time pay. There is only so much money. Without full-time clergy, the church will be less slick, less professional. I guess we\’ll go back to the New Testament model.