Friends, one of the congregations I am working with was established a long long time ago, like the time of the dinosaurs. Amazing people, great building, important history. However, they are perceived as being focused on the history. Makes sense. Hard not to be seen that way when the building keeps it front and center.
Speaking on the phone, their minister and I wondered what congregations have “comeback” turning their history and ancient building into strengths, re-framed the past to reinforce the present, and seen amazing results?
Do you know of any such stories? I have colleagues giving me some names, but I think it’s a good practice for us to use social media to involve more congregations and more leaders in these conversations.
If you have stories, please share the name and URL of the congregation in the comments of this post or email me the information.