Monday, December 11, 2006

What's the buzz?

this guy named tony morgan wrote an article that was titled, "questions that growing churches should ask." i thought i'd respond to some of them in my next few posts...

#1 – is your ministry strategy creating a “buzz” in your community? if people aren’t talking about what’s happening at your church, they are not inviting their friends. what are we doing to create dialogue and make people think, “i need to check that out and see for myself!”?

i wonder sometimes whether anybody in the community is even looking at the church. i don't mean to be negative...quite the opposite. it just seems to me that the things that are creating "buzzes" in the community these days are things the church can't (or shouldn't) compete with. is it possible for us (the church) to love and care and serve enough to create a buzz?

there is deep truth in saying that if our people aren't talking about what's happening at our church, they are probably not inviting their friends. are our people excited about what we are doing? do our people know what we are doing? do our people know why we are doing what we are doing? if they were so inclined, would our people know what they were inviting their friends to join in on? just wondering...
while we're on the subject, if someone doesn't care enough to invite a friend, why are they coming in the first place? that sounds awfully harsh...

if you're a north pointer, what's the buzz for you in our church family? just asking...

2 comments:

bonzimmer said...
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bonzimmer said...

I agree. I need to do much better at doing it - putting what I believe into action. I am going to invite some friends at work to Point Group this Saturday. There's a live nativity in town and we're going to have cookies and hot cocoa before going to see it. Totally harmless fun without any pressure of committment. I think that's what many non-churchgoers need to get started.