In order to get the most out of anything, organization and preparation are essential. We find inspiration from Jesus in Luke 6:47-48 when He gave instruction on how to build a house. With a proper foundation, the structure can withstand anything.
Some questions to consider that will help determine a vision and lay the foundation for successful service outside the four walls of your church are:
WHY are we serving?
WHO will serve? Who will lead? Who will we serve?
WHERE is our membership in terms of current service?
WHAT are the needs of our community?
HOW will we mobilize our staff and members?
WHEN do we begin this transformation?
The answers to these questions should not be taken lightly. We will explore these questions further over the coming weeks to lay a foundation in your church for a change in culture, to a lifestyle of serving.