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8 Questions for New Ministries

Decide which ministry you should start.

In most cases it takes the starting of new ministries to attract new people and give them an opportunity for the love of Christ to be shown. But what ministry should you start? Here are eight questions to answer.

1. Who is our audience?

Reaching the whole world with the gospel is the mission of the Christian faith, but life-giving churches recognize that the world is made up of many different audiences. Since different groups of people have quite different cultures, needs, and methods of communication, a church that intentionally tries to reach a specific group with the message of Christ will normally be much more effective than one that tries to reach everyone with a general outreach. Every church should have a sign that says, "Everyone Welcome," but unless they have a deliberate strategy in place to help people become a part of the church, they will see only accidental growth.

2. Where do we sense the burden of God in our church at this time?

The number one attitude seen in a church that ...

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