Podcast Episode #248
Community-focused churches often have these nine traits. Also in this episode, we talk about civic organizations and call an elk.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- If I were the new pastor at a church, one of the first things I would do is get to know the community leaders.
- Unfortunately in some communities it has taken crisis to force churches to be more involved in the community.
- The church should show itself as a servant of the community in one way or the other.
- Churches can be involved in their community no matter how big or small of a church they are.
- There will be times when the community will make requests of your church. Look for ways to meet those needs.
- Look for needs where your church can go to the community without asking for anything in return.
- Don’t miss the opportunities you have to invite others to church. Typically, people are more receptive than you expect.
- This is not a checklist for one person, this is a checklist for the church.
The nine signs of a community-focused church are:
- Reaches out to community leaders
- Intentionality about being where the people are
- The community of eating out and coffee houses
- Helping where the community says they need it
- Intentionally evangelistic
- Intentionally invitational
- In the key civic groups
- In key political meetings
- In the schools
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