3 Community Development Principles that can Transform our Approach to Ministry [excerpt]

The most effective way to attract and involve new people in your church is to involve them in the conceptualization, planning and implementation of what you do. Often, we plan our programs and ministries internally, and then spin our wheels trying to get outsiders interested. But interest will be automatic for people who have an opportunity to be a part of shaping something that responds to needs they have or issues they face...

...In our own churches, we need to always have our antenna up looking for passion and vision, not only within our church but outside as well, and tap into it wherever possible. A missional approach to ministry would ask, “How can we resource this person to make an impact for Christ where they already are?” True leadership development starts with passion, and churches need to find ways to fit jobs to people, not vice versa.

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