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How to Make Serving Local Missions the Culture of your Church..

How to Make Serving Local Missions the Culture of your Church..

Rafe Wright Executive Pastor of Missional Life at Christ Fellowship Church in McKinney, TX sat down with Meet The Need to talk about how they impact the community through local missions by empowering their members and using MTN.

“There are exciting things happening in the ministry of Christ Fellowship and Meet The Need has been a very big part!”
Rafe Wright, Executive Pastor of Missional Life

Christ Fellowship’s local mission and community impact ministries consist of benevolence, evangelism and outreach ministries that mobilize and send people out into the community to impact others in daily life. They have also created work life ministries to teach ways of how to become the hands and feet of Christ at their place of employment. Christ Fellowship has even launched an online church to be more accessible to people who can’t make conventional services in their community.


A Broad View of Local Missions

Christ Fellowship helped establish 3e McKinney to be a source of support and help for the greater community and school systems by providing mentoring, teacher support, and community-wide events.  Through 3e McKinney multiple churches unite and create “Plug and play” opportunities. These events allow people first-time serving experiences to ignite a passion in their heart. Using the MTN event viral roll-out process ,larger churches host these major events and allow smaller churches to support the volunteers and attendees by equipping them spiritually and giving them avenues to use their gifts.

The vision of 3e McKinney is to engage, equip ,and to empower. The goal is to engage the body of Christ and equip those individuals to empower others. Meet The Need serves as a local missions tool for 3e McKinney (read more about 3e McKinney) and many of the other 40 plus churches that are a part of that network including Christ Fellowship Eldorado, TX.

“Our goal is to raise the reputation of Jesus in our community”!
Rafe Wright, Executive Pastor of Missional Life

Christ Fellowship uses shared case management for posting families and benevolence needs to track what has been given to individuals in the system. They have also gotten their community partners on board to post needs directly from their dashboard instead of sending emails and making phone calls. This is what alleviates addition work for you as workers in the body of Christ. Meet The Need is a major empowerment tool for internal leaders. With MTN you can create teams and track and manage outreach teams in the community.

Communicating to Members

Large churches like Christ Fellowship roll out Meet The Need in a sermon series or as an action point of service to the congregation. They also allow for internal members to request goods or services that they are needing. Following the Top 10 Keys to Enliven Your Church , Christ Fellowship has multiple “on ramps” or points of introduction to their private labeled MTN campaign. Using methods like Facebook, video communications, e-blast, and a live person kiosks in locations around the church allows members to better address a need and access opportunities to serve.  All of these efforts have allowed Christ Fellowship to have 70% of all attendees adopting needs. To hear more of how Christ Fellowship McKinney changed their local missions impact click here to view the webinar.

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