Anyone who has ever worked with a college or university knows the importance of determining capacity. It is a key measure of accreditation reviews. But how often and in what ways do local faith communities think about capacity?
“The future is already here. It’s just unevenly distributed.”
Carol Howard Merritt talks with Marlee Walters
Bruce Reyes-Chow with Carol Howard Merritt
Over and over again, I was pushed to delve deeper and deeper into the chaos and struggle that is race, politics, theology, and the response of the church.
Claire Bamberg with Carol Howard Merritt
In the iconic movie, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Doris Day asks about the future in the context of several pivotal relational moments. To each question, the refrain asserts:
Que sera, sera
Whatever will be, will be
The future’s not ours to see
Que sera, sera.
Next to membership growth, stewardship growth is probably the most sought after goal for faith communities.
A campus developer, a community engagement director, or even a congregational advancement specialist–these are just a few position descriptions that churches use when they want someone to assist in both building the congregation and effectively managing costs and revenue streams.
I said goodbye to my church last month.