Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Churches that fit their community

[]19 Aug 2009--Church By the Bridge at Kirribilli recently ran an Art competition for depictions of the suburb. They offered a $1000 prize to the winner. It was a huge success at raising the profile of the church and engaging with the local community.

That made me wonder about how should a church fit into a community. After all, our efforts in Connect 09 revolve around contacting our community.

Gary Bully is a denominational church planting theorist from the USA.

Martin Morgan gave me one of his papers called “Developing a Contextualized Church Planting Strategy”. In it he says there are four possible relationships between a church and the community, two corporate and two personal. They are....

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