Looking Ahead with New Year Productivity
As churches move into the new year, there are many ways to be productive and look forward. Here are three ways that church leaders can get productive with their church and help it grow in 2023.
I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought. – 1 Corinthians 1:10
Find new ways to stay connected with members of the congregation
One of the most important things a church can do is stay connected with its members and provide support as necessary. This means keeping an open line of communication and ensuring everyone feels included and involved in the community.
Whether it’s staying up to date on events through newsletters or social media, or simply holding regular meetings to discuss issues or concerns, staying in touch is key to maintaining a strong sense of community within the church.
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. – 1 John 1:7
Implement new programs based on need
Every church has unique needs, which is why it’s important to evaluate current programs and initiatives and brainstorm ideas for new ones that could be beneficial for members of the congregation. This could include anything from offering online classes or prayer meetings, to starting a mentorship program for younger members. Church leaders should work together with members to come up with creative ideas that will benefit everyone involved.
Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfil the law of Christ.
– Galatians 6:2
Reach out to those outside of your congregation.
No matter what state your church finds itself in during this season, it’s always important to remember those who are less fortunate than us.
Consider setting up a donation fund for those struggling financially or have lost their jobs due to COVID-19 restrictions; contact local food banks or soup kitchens in your area and offer volunteers; provide clothing drives for those who can’t afford necessities; offer free therapy sessions; host virtual events so people don’t feel isolated—all these are great ways you can make an impact on others while simultaneously strengthening your own community too!
From staying connected and implementing new programs based on need to reaching out to new members of the community – there are many ways your church can be productive this upcoming year. Harness the New Year feeling and get productive this January!