Thursday, March 12, 2009

Going Deep Is Essential In Church

In my last blog post I directed you to the March/April issue of Your Church Magazine to read the article Drawing the Line on Danger: what to do when someone scary enters your church. Don't miss another great article also in that same issue by Sam Rainer entitled Deep Attraction on page 48.

He discusses some important truths about going deep that help attract and retain people in the church. He makes four points and then discusses them. They are:
1. Depth and relevance are not mutually exclusive.
2. Depth starts with the pastor.
3. Depth prolifereates through small groups.
4. Depth becomes part of the culture through personal commitment.

The issues of attraction and retention are of great interest to church leaders today. So, I think you will enjoy and benefit from his comments.

Until next time...share the journey and enjoy the ride!