This video illustrates nine Christian communities throughout Switzerland and England. Community provides these people a place to rest, belong, and live a common life.
Trevor Saxby describes the history of Christian community below.
What are the benefits or drawbacks to living in this manner?
For more information on being this kind of community, go to the website, Living in Community.
Missional Community Profile–Soma
The Art of Hospitality
Size does matter when it comes to worship styles and perceptions of guests. The following is a summary of a recent study conducted by Faith Perceptions of 4,288 mystery guests at various sized churches. Poor perceptions are indicated in red, while very good perceptions are green.
Churches that had 0-80 in attendance rated highest on greeting upon arrival, pre-service atmosphere, post-service atmosphere, and friendliness. Small churches (81-150) rated highest on in-service greeting. Medium churches (151-300) rated highest on signage. Extra-large churches (501-1000) rated highest on children and youth. Mega churches rated highest on seating, community awareness, seating, music, the message, speaker, information, children and youth, return, and overall experience.
All churches rated “very poor” on diversity and outreach, and community service was “very poor” on average.
What surprises you about this research? What does this challenge churches to do differently?
The Outreach 100 Largest and Fastest Growing Churches
10 Things That Drive Us Crazy at Church … That Probably Shouldn’t
Reblogged from LaneCorley.com
One of the first projects our church did together when we got started was build a wheelchair ramp. We’re blessed with men with the tools & know how & opportunities for this work is plentiful in every community. Here’s 7 reasons why I love Ramp Building as part of a church’s local ministry:
- Access & the Gospel. There are elderly & handicapped people who feel like captives in their own homes due to lack of access. We’ve even had several people in our community that couldn’t get out of their homes without help from the Fire Dept. What a great way to be good news & share the good news with a family & neighborhood. Access to God was built through Christ (1 Peter 3:18).
Francis Chan discusses the importance of following the Great Commission in community with others.
Do you agree? Why or why not?