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Less Talk, More Action! Functional Faith Family

by Sonny Childs

Sometime ago, I was challenged by a comment in Sunday school. It led me to conclude that even though we spend a lot of time pointing out problems, we generally spend very little time actually doing something about them.

As a result, I have begun running a slideshow of simple suggestions to help our church family grow in functionality. I call the slideshow “Functional Faith Family.”

This week and next, I will be using several of those simple suggestions in this eNewsletter. I pray they will be a blessing to you and your church family.

Face Time

Do you know everyone’s name? If you are like me, faces are easy, but names come hard. Familiarization is the key.

Be There!

Bible class teachers devote a great deal of time to preparation. Encourage them by being present.

Imagine Friendship

Think of the auditorium and where people sit on a typical Sunday morning. What person(s) needs a friend?

Invite a Friend

Check the church calendar. Take note of the next church function and ask yourself, “What person could I invite who would benefit from that event?”

Galatians 6:10 (NIV) “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”

Few things are more urgent or important than preparing ourselves to be functional, and therefore, a benefit to the family of believers.  Less talk, more action!



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The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

John 10:10