Q: Do you see many churches that have been able to make the transition into one of a blended ecology?
(1:00 – 2:28)
Q: How do you change the hearts and minds of those in our church who DON’T see the need for any of this? They just want to find a better Sunday school teacher, do a cool vacation Bible school or hire a pastor with young kids. How do you bring them along?
(2:28 – 6:24)
Q: Are there ever ministries where it makes more sense to let the inherited (existing) church die? What do you see as signs of that?
(6:25 – 10:20) This response includes thoughts about how to use staff time most effectively.
Q: I love the 50/50 planner concept. Was that an easy thing to build support for and implement? Were there some critical steps you would suggest? I’m with you, but how do I bring others along?
(10:20 – 15:35)
Q: How do you train the leaders of your missional communities/fresh expressions? Do you meet with them regularly?
Q: What do I say to my trustee who is going to ask, “Will these new communities help us pay our bills?”
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