Resource 1: Members Class
In "The Lifecycle and Stages of Congregational Development", George Bullard points out that it is critical to understand the congregation's identity in early growth.
- Who are we?
- What are our beliefs?
- What are our values?
This clarity needs to be owned by present members and new members. A central way to create ownership is through a new members class. Check out the resource "Ten Things to Include in a New Members Class", then take the next step of creating the class. You may discover creating the class also brings greater clarity to you and to the entire congregation.
Resource 2: Church Now Cafe
We never define who were are in a vacuum. What is happening all around us impacts who we are as a congregation. Join the presenters at Church Now Cafe as they talk about living and telling the gospel in a post-Covid, post-Christian world.