Earlier this week, I met with the Resurrection West Missions team. This is a fantastic group of people in the congregation who are committed to transforming communities. This team is responsible for one of the strategic objectives that we have as a congregation at West for this year. Here it is:
“In order to be more visible and active in our community through service, we will increase mission participation so that 75% of the worship attendance serves outside the walls of the church by 12/31/2011. As we open our doors to the new facility, we not only want to invite our neighbors in but also to send our congregation out.”
I am excited by this objective and achieving it will make a positive impact on our congregation as well as the surrounding community.
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I heard an interesting analogy once, and wish I could remember the source. Churches are like bodies – they must both inhale by bringing new members into the congregation, and exhale by sending the congregation out into mission in order to remain healthy.
Just like with a physical body, if a congregation only inhales, or only exhales, it will suffocate.
As I re-read, I see I did not conclude that thought completely.
I’m glad to see RezWest focusing on a balance between the inhale and exhale.
Grace and peace in your ministry.
John – Thank you so much for your well wishes and the perspective. I like the inhale and exhale analogy. Good stuff!