Welcome and Member Incorporation — Chuck Robertson — part 4 of 4

be::community - Rev. Canon C. K. Robertson, Ph.D. pt4

In the final installment of his series on welcoming and new member incorporation, the Rev. Canon Chuck Robertson shares thoughts on how churches can not only build up from the inside, but be churches for their communities, starting by thinking of their parishes as very large places. Using the image of Barnabas again, he emphasizes looking outside ourselves to make a difference in others’ lives. Robertson encourages congregations to focus on six outreach projects — three for those in most dire needs, two for those who are not but still need help, and one at a global level — and gives ideas for organizing time for starting and evaluating progress.