We believe that every congregation of God’s people has been called and has a special place in the Body of Christ. When congregations drift from their calling and God given place they inevitably run into problems. The reality is that every congregation occasionally runs into problems. Every congregation must strive to discern Christ’s vision for His Church and then prayerfully seek to understand their unique place and specific calling to ministry.
In Putting the Pieces Together we provide congregations with an understanding of the factors that can undermine their ministries. Then we provide them with the knowledge and resources required for the congregation to reach its full potential.
Through all of Church history, congregations have struggled to discover their place and specific calling. In today’s world of complex institutions and rapidly changing technology it has become ever harder to sort out all of the trappings of the world and see Christ’s vision for His Church. It is even more difficult for individual congregations to discover or rediscover their place in the Body of Christ and the ministries to which they have been called.
This seminar is dedicated to helping congregations discern Christ’s vision for His Church and rediscovering their unique place in the Body of Christ and the ministries to which they have been called.
Every congregation of God’s people can experience a clearer understanding of Christ’s vision for His Church and find their place, if they will commit themselves to the process of discernment with open hearts and minds.
It can be a very rewarding experience of discovery and spiritual growth. Congregations can find new vitality as they refocus and reenergize their ministries.
Additionally, congregations can help members become more God-Centered, Christ-Centered and Other-Centered. They will discover new possibilities for life-changing, need-meeting, disciple-making ministry.
This is the story of so many once vital congregations. Dedicated Christians have worked for decades to stop the losses and stabilize their congregations.
They have read many books and tried numerous programs and formulas with few if any positive long-term results to show for their efforts. After decades of hard work with little success, people are tired and frustrated. For many congregations the struggles and decline seems relentless and it has resulted in some congregations closing their doors.
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