Monday, March 12, 2018

Hey Fletch … I have heard you talk about “easy onramps” in a church. What do you mean by that?

DRF—Every church needs places where newcomers can easily “get on board.” Existing attenders also need to know how they can revitalize their spiritual lives in groups ranging from the basics, to ongoing study, to serving others. I like to call these “easy onramps.”

One size does not fit all churches. Just as you have different kinds of onramps to get on a freeway, tollway or to catch a train, so you need customized ways to engage people. I would be pleased to work with you and explore what will work best for your church. You need a carefully designed ministry strategy, not a bevy of tactical programs. More is not always better. A strategy of engagement takes time and planning to be most effective. Give folks an easy onramp to the exciting path of following Christ as your church.