I had another email this week from the BUWA asking the question ‘how is your church influencing the community it is a part of?’ The results are to collated and used at the next Baptist assembly.
I was pondering how to answer this, and then I asked Danelle…
“By living in it and being part of it.”
I love the way she can simplify stuff to such a ‘duh’ response!
But its a great answer because there are plenty of churches where the majority of members actually live outside the local community. As Simon Holt says its like ‘owning a house you only visit on weekends’. The people in the town know you don’t belong there and your investment is much less than theirs. When you ‘buy in’ then you send a whole different message.
So my question is – how would you answer that?modigliani download