“Decide where you want to fit on the missional continuum – become either a come-and-see or a go-and-do church.”
A come-and-see church prioritizes its resources (time, energy, money, etc.) toward the building, attendance and membership. Surprisingly most of these churches espouse believing in outreach, releasing of laity, caring for the poor and giving generously.
Deep down somewhere, doesn’t everybody? The come-and-see church says these things are important but then doesn’t make them priorities.
empowers volunteers to serve
- The go-and-do church allocates 10 to 20 percent of its annual income to serve the poor!
- The go-and-do church makes sure that 50 percent of all volunteer hours at the church are invested in folks who don’t even care about the church, aren’t Christians and need to be shown love in practical ways.
We recommend that you take time with your leaders and explain this to them. One idea: Start giving 5 percent to the poor. Now. It will change your life, all your people and especially your leaders.”
(The excerpt was taken from Community of Kindness, by Steve Sjogren and Rob Lewin. Regal Books, 2003; pp. 22-4.)