Over the weekend we celebrated an incredible movement of God during the Fall Kickoff at our Fellowship Church Miami Campus. After weeks of community outreach and preparation, we were excited to welcome over 600 people in our two Sunday services during the official grand opening weekend.The blog entry at Creative Pastors gives a rundown of what they've found helps and works. I think the main thing to take away from it is that personal relationships make a huge difference.
Opening this campus has really taken us back to our roots as a small church when we started in an Irving, Texas office complex with 150 people. We began with an even smaller base in Miami and have already experienced amazing growth. And though things are definitely different in a small church, the underlying approach we use for all five of our campuses remains the same. We're employing creativity and personal interaction to reach out and touch one life at a time.
Thanks to CMS for the heads up.
Some other related links:
How the Internet is Changing Denominations - Minimal design, but some interesting thoughts about technology changing the church.
Come As You Are - "To say that Mars Hill is just a church is to say that Woodstock was just a concert."
88% of Teens Leave Church After High School - The stat keeps coming up--when are churches going to do something about it?
Another Church Talks About ... It - You know, it. As in the birds and the bees?
BrandSpankingNewChurch.com - Gotta love the site for this new church plant.