Church communities are changing ways to identify, gather together, and create community. What’s the best way to discover it in your church community? Ask one important question. Why do we do what we do? Dig deep to find the underlying meanings in your church culture. Worship formats, staff identification, physical spaces, and community outreach are all up for re-thinking. Understanding the significant aspects of the church culture can help or hinder the vision and mission of the church.
Often we are so steeped in our own church culture, we miss opportunities to re-think the way we worship, serve, and reach others for Christ. Are we keeping pace with cultural changes or are we stuck in old thinking? Visionary churches must be willing to learn new skills, knowledge and fresh ways to reach out into the community.
This is important for churches now. Why? Because our communities are thriving in diversity. Are you prepared to serve the changing demographics of your community? Be woke! or if you are a boomer, stay awake and recognize the change happening right in your own community. Re-thinking church can be an intentional part of your church vision and mission to experience God, the community and reach others for Christ.
Let me know your thoughts. What’s missing here? How is your body of Christ re-thinking church?
Awaken Our Hearts!
Daynette Snead, is an Ordained Baptist Minister and Pastor of Community Outreach Pastor serving, First Chin Baptist Church, a Burmese refugee congregation in Eastern North Carolina, President of Diaspra (Diversity Inclusion A Support Presentation Association), Licensed Lifeforming Diversity Coach, and Chair of the Racial Reconciliation Ministry Team of the Cooperative Baptist Church Fellowship North Carolina. She coaches congregations and church leadership towards intercultural ministry. Daynette is a Doctor of Ministry cohort at Gardner-Webb University and can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org