New Places for New People

Increase New Places with at least 1 New Person from 800 to 1,200 by June 30, 2019.

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5 Kinds of New Places for New People

  1. Small Group
    A group of 3-12 people that gathers at least twice a month to experience what it means to Know, Care, Grow and Share:
    Know = Know and love God and neighbor (Mark 12:28-31)
    Care = “Bear one another’s burdens” (Galatians 6:2)
    Grow = “Teach them to obey” through applying scripture (Matthew 28:20)
    Share = Witness and serve beyond the church walls as authentic followers (Matthew 28:19 and Mark 10:45)

  2. Recovery Ministry
    A group of any size that helps people recover from addictions, e.g., Christian 12-step approach or Celebrate Recovery.

  3. Missional Community
    A group of any size that connects with unchurched people in a neighborhood, community or region around a specific need, e.g., neighborhood block parties or “dinner church,” ministering to the needs of homeless persons in an area, providing a safe place for abused women and children, etc.

  4. New Worship Service
    A group of 15 or more that meets at least twice monthly to experience the Living God and reach persons not currently involved in a worshipping community.

  5. New Church or Multi-site
    A new stand-alone body of believers or a new site of an existing congregation created to reach new people.


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