Here’s a fact: Every person who walks through your church doors is at a different place in their spiritual journey.
Think about it. It’s true, isn’t it?
And it’s not just true, but it’s also one of the most beautiful things in the world to me. (Because let’s face it, if everyone really was at the same place, how boring would that be??)
And I know that for some of you, this all seems pretty elementary… Yet, the more time that I spend around pastors and church leaders, the more I’m amazed at how our awareness of this RARELY shows up in how we communicate and structure our ministry environments!
And while we certainly don’t have it all figured out, I can tell you that there are some things that we are learning that have really helped us in our endeavor to reach our mostly unchurched community.
So with that said….. I’m going to spend some time over these next few days sharing some of our….I guess you could call them “best practices.” Basically things that we are very intentional about doing at The Orchard that helps people recognize and hopefully…..at the end of the day, take their next step forward in their journey.
And I’ll start by sharing some of the things I try to be very intentional about in the way I communicate at our weekend gatherings.