COR VALUE SUMMARY
COR congregations recognize that new programs, methods, styles and services will always be needed.What was effective yesterday may not meet the needs of people tomorrow. And new methods will be needed to reach those not engaged with the current ministry mix.
Don’t be like the people of this world, but let God change the way you think. Then you will know how to do everything that is good and pleasing to Him. Romans 12:2 CEV
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ELLEN G. WHITE QUOTE
“We are to study the field carefully and are not to think that we must follow the same methods in every place… Whatever may have been your former practice, it is not necessary to repeat it again and again in the same way. God would have new and untried methods followed.”
Evangelism, p. 125.
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“There is an inexorable link between an organization’s vision and its appetite for improvement. Vision exposes what has yet to be accomplished. In this way, vision has the power to create a healthy sense of organizational discontent. A leader who continually keeps the vision out in front of his or her staff creates a thirst for improvement which, in turn, produces an appetite for change. In this way vision contributes to developing a culture that is comfortable with change. Vision-centric churches expect change. Change is a means to an end. Change is critical to making what could and should be a reality.” Andy Stanley in Deep and Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend, p. 274.
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SURVEY (evaluate where you are so you know where you want to go)
- Do you think your church is willing to change if it leads to improved senior youth and young adult support?
- How does your church evaluate the needs of senior youth and young adults?
- When was the last time your church changed anything to accommodate the needs of your senior youth?
- When was the last time your church changed anything to accommodate the needs of your young adults?
- Don’t Be That Couch
- Making Change With Zero Body Count
- Pastoral Transition: Why Change When You Don’t Have To?
- Should a Church set Goals?
- COR Position Paper, p. 19-20 (SDA)
- You Lost Me. Why Young Christians Are Leaving Church And Rethinking Faith by David K Kinnaman. See especially chapter 12, “Fifty Ideas to Find a Generation.”