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CFTROU 0021: Building a New Church Culture, Not New Church Programs: Membership

This is the final episode of our four-part series on Building a New Church Culture, Not New Church Programs” and it is also our last show for the season. Today we are going to talk about membership and how it is a part of our church culture. We have one front door to our church and it is a one-time class called First Connection. It is at First Connection that we can get to know people and they can get to know us. We do have requirements for membership and we will tell you what they are in today’s episode. We will also give you a sneak peek into Season 2 of the Church for the Rest of Us Podcast.

Key Points:

  • The importance of funneling people to one front door – ours is called First Connection.
  • How to aim for meaningful membership.
  • How to develop true community.
  • The official and unofficial requirements for church membership.
  • Advancing the mission and vision of our church.
  • Seeing membership as a first step for involvement.
  • Moving people from neighbor to guest to friend to family.
  • Emphasizing the importance of seeing church as a family.

We’re always aiming for what we call meaningful membership. Click To TweetA lot of methods will work; if we will work the method. Click To TweetThere is no such thing as a Christian who doesn’t join the mission of Jesus. Click To TweetYou’re not joining a club, you’re joining a family and you’re joining a family on mission. Click To Tweet

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Sharper! Conference

Family Church

Jimmy on Twitter

Steve on Twitter

Leslee Bennett on Twitter

Bev Bonner on Twitter

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