50 WAYS to offer Christ: One Neighborhood at a TimePosted: December 16, 2015 Filed under: Bishop's Blog | Tags: 50 ways, annual conference, bill mcalilly, bishop, Bishop Bill McAlilly, christ, Lewis Center for Church Leadership, Memphis Conference, neighborhood, one neighborhood at a time, Tennessee Conference, UMC, united methodist, United Methodist Church 3 Comments
Check out these 50 WAYS to take church to your community throughout the year:
- Online: click here
- Download a PDF: click here
These 50 WAYS from our friends at the Lewis Center for Church Leadership include useful tips to:
- Embrace an expansive concept of community
- Get to know the community surrounding your church
- Extend your congregation’s spiritual presence beyond church walls
- Turn your existing ministries outward
- Reach out through community events
- Connect spiritual outreach to community service
- Build authentic relationships
- Prepare spiritually
- Listen and learn
What confirmation this is for we are planning on canvasing a (3) three mile radius of the Church. This effort is to share with our community what we have to offer at Bartlett United Methodist, we are confident that we have something for everyone so; we are excited in sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with our community and the world.
So glad to see and read this—-we will be providing the warmth of blankets to 25 children enrolled in the Project Transformation After School Program at Antioch UMC tomorrow afternoon. They will be given as Christmas gifts. Building community through their family fun nights has led us to strengthening relationships with the children and their families as well as one another as tutors. We are grateful for the leadership of Project Transformation in providing well structured ways to achieve much of what you describe.
Helpful information! Thanks!