One of the great things about hosting a blog like Church Giving Matters is that I get a good excuse to hang out with really great people doing BIG things for the Kingdom. I’m so excited about this new series entitled “Build Community, Fund Ministry.” It is a first attempt to make the connection between the process of member assimilation and ministry funding.
To help, I have Lauren Hunter with ChurchTechToday.com, Steve Caton with Church Community Builder, and Tom Roepke a really innovative church leader who has experience in institutional fund development and currently serves in a local church setting. This is a six part series. Each Monday, I’ll post a new podcast capturing our discussion. I will also post a brief outline so that you can quickly preview what will be discussed.
I hope you are as blessed by this series as much as the four of us were in the process of creating it.
Here is the outline of our third conversation:
Focus: Intimacy is defined by the level of disclosure and the level of interaction. The more comfortable someone is with a person, cause, or organization, the more likely they are to become vulnerable and make an emotional connection.
1. Using technology to identify people’s interests and match them with events to participate in.
2. Create multiple ways for people to interact in a way of their choosing and this is most comfortable for them.
3. The easier it is for an individual to integrate the process of fostering community into everyday living (not just on Sunday), the more likely assimilation will happen.
Listen or download the third podcast in this series.
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