Reorganizing around Six Fruitful Practices
Our congregation is in the midst of change - important changes. Led by the spirit, we are organizing around "The Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations" rather than the old committee structures. But we will use six:
- Radical Hospitality
- Contagious Fellowship - Download FaithBook template (Word Doc)
- Passionate Worship
- Intentional Faith Development
- Risk-Taking Mission and Service
- Extravagant Generosity
These words capture the core process by which God uses congregations to make disciples - congregations offer the gracious invitation, welcome, and hospitality of Christ so that people experience a sense of belonging; God shapes souls and changes minds through worship, creating a desire to grow closer to Christ; God's Spirit nurtures people and matures faith through learning in community; with increased spiritual maturity, people discern God's call to help others through mission and service; and God inspires people to give generously of themselves so that others can receive the grace they have known.
These fundamental practices are critical to a congregation's mission. By repeating and improving these practices, churches fulfill their mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.