by NewChurches.com: In Episode 486 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd discuss how to introduce church membership as part of a church plant.
“I am calling in with a question regarding introducing church membership as part of launching a church. I’m in a team which is planting in the UK. We’ve been running an outreach mission center for the past 16 years, but in the next few months we plan to launch our church. One of the things that is worrying us is, up to know, there has been no distinction between the people who come to the groups and the outreach center and we are looking toward church plant with a membership as we would have in our sending church.”
In This Episode, You’ll Discover:
Why a clear vision is important
How to equip launch team members for the minstry
Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):
“My first recommendation would be to not lose the mission and the vision of your outreach mission center.” – @danielsangi
“When you start the church and there are individuals who are part of other churches who will be joining this, everyone will come with their own existing values.” – @danielsangi
“As you are recruiting a launch team, make sure that your vision, mission, and values are so clear that people know what the church will look like.” – @danielsangi
“Church membership has gotten hijacked in the last several decades. Make sure that they understand that God didn’t give us the local church to become a country club.” – @toddadkins
“God placed us in churches to serve each other and our community, and care of others, and pray for each other, and learn to teach, give, and in some places die for the gospel.” – @toddadkins
“Help people understand from a biblical context what it means to be a local church and the responsibilities that come with it.” – @toddadkins
“Your church is only as healthy as its average attendee or member.” – @toddadkins
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