Street to the Seat

Have you ever thought what it must be like for a non-believer in the Christain faith to make the decision to attend a church facility/campus. I’ve been thinking about it for over 15 years and have decided to do something about it. I’ve created, “Street to the SeatTM to help pastors and church leaders address the needs of persons on a faith journey in taking their next steps.

To tell you the truth I’ve been on hundreds of church facilities /campuses around the world and for the most part there wasn’t anything that drew me there other than the fact that I am a pastor. If the church facility/campus doesn’t draw a “man of the cloth” what makes us think it will draw the community. But there is more to Street to the Seat than the look/feel of a facility. Much More!

Let me wet your appetite for what this tool will do in helping you bridge the gap between the community and the congregation. Areas of interest such as the disconnect between messaging and the message, the divide between acquaintance and relationship, and the inconsistency of familiarity with the need to belong.

There are four core concepts for Street to the Seat that will help you bridge the gap.

1. Communication

It is crucial to develp a plan for the community and the congregation so we will address the balance of oral, print, broadcast, and digital media.

2. Connection

What draws a person to the church and what keeps them coming back! This one will surprise you. Starbucks has made the “third place” famous in their industry. Why shouldn’t the church be the third place?

3. Consistency

Having ministry partners (volunteers) who provide a consistent face for traffic personnel, greeters, ushers, first aid, ministry connections, information centers and other areas are vital. It can make you or break you.

4. Classification

Everyone wants to “belong” to something. They want to have the classification even when they don’t know what it is. People tell me all they time they “belong” to my church when they can’t even tell me the name of my senior pastor and he’s huge in the Christian faith. Why should they belong to your church? What’s the big deal.

Stay Tuned! I’ll be right back.

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