New Places for New People
Increase New Places with at least 1 New Person from 800 to 1,200 by June 30, 2019.
Led by the Center for Congregational Excellence
5 Kinds of New Places for New People
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)
A group of any size that helps people recover from addictions, e.g., Christian 12-step approach or Celebrate Recovery.
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.
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.
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.
Missouri Conference Examples:
- Tuesday Night Worship Express, The Missouri Methodists, September 2018