Today we have an article by Russ Butcher (I think I said Rich in the Podcast – My Apologies) about connecting with your local community. The key to this, is before you reach out you need to make sure you can answer the call. I always loved people who would create surveys to give to their congregation but have no plan on how to act on the answers. Your credibility is your most valued asset when you are first starting out so protect it, and be sure you can deliver if someone calls.

1. Start with the Local Home Association

2. Connect with Local Schools

3.  Police Department (my church just started a drive to buy the local Sherrif’s body armor as in some cases deputies had none).

4. Funeral Homes

5. Counselors

6. Coaching a Sports team

7. Social Services

8. Prayer Walk.

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