Below is an outline of what we covered in Part 3 of yesterday's webinar The Strengths of a Small Church. In the comments section, share how your own church equips its members to serve, as well as any questions you have for our presenters, Brandon O'Brien and Chuck Warnock. Also, take a look at Part 1, Authenticity, and Part 2, Lean and Nimble.
Part 3: Equipping
If you decide to start streamlining your programming schedule, how will you make sure that the people in your church are involved actively in discipleship and sharing the gospel in the community? That's a fair question.
When does most church programming take place? Evenings. Weekends. In people's "extra time," after they complete their work, family responsibilities, and hobbies. Let's say you have a congregation of 100 adults and all of them serve in church related ministries with five hours of their leisure time per week. That's enough time for Sunday morning activities, a midweek program, and something like a committee meeting. ...1