Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A simple formula...

That formula is "Unmet need + Niche focus = Successful ministry."

An unmet need is a motivator. If people have unmet needs, they will look for ways to meet those needs. Translated into congregational life, focusing ministries on unmet needs in your community can open fresh opportunities. This formula fits churches of all sizes and faiths, and is a timeless strategy.

All too often, churches become inward looking, emphasizing the budget and programs for current members. Servanthood calls people of faith to reach out to others. Most churches don't have to venture very far to find people who could use a little help along life's path.

Robert L. Perry, Find a Niche and Scratch It

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