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Lane Corley

“The greatness of a church is not in her seating capacity, but in her sending capacity” ~Rick Warren.

I’ve heard this saying over & over again for the past 15 years or so from Pastors and church leaders from all different perspectives of ministry. But I haven’t seen much about how to expand the SENDING capacity of a local church or a real change in strategy to developing SENDING capacity. Both are necessary for a missional movement. How can we understand the difference & add real SENDING capacity to our strategies?

  • Seating capacity is about managing the movement of people into relationships. Sending capacity is about managing the movement of people into mission.
  • The mission that Jesus gave the church was a SENDING strategy. The Great Commission & the Acts 1:8 Challenge are foundational
    • Matthew 28:19 (NLT) – “go and make disciples of all the nations…”
    • Acts 1:8 (NLT) –…

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