Podcast Episode #145
Discussion about ministry involvement in the community for church leaders. We also reminisce about a few small festivals and town nicknames.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- There has been a notable shift in how pastors and ministers connect in the community.
- Most ministers are probably not involved sufficiently in the community.
- You shouldn’t treat your community involvement as a siloed activity. Connect it to your ministry in the church.
- Some of the least used facilities in the nation are church buildings. Explore partnerships with community groups to use your facilities.
- Churches and ministers should have a presence at major community events and festivals.
The 8 guidelines for connecting in the community are:
- Most ministers are not involved sufficiently
- “Explore” your community
- Align your community involvement with your gifts and passions
- Tether your community involvement to your church ministry function
- Develop social relationships with those who are not already members of your church
- Attend significant community events
- Don’t isolate yourself from other ministers through your community involvement
- Realize opportunities for prayer
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