My friend Warren Bird and his colleague Scott Thumma from Leadership Network were in town a
couple weeks ago to do some research on Community Christian Church.
After talking with a number focus groups they gave me a brief verbal summary and then posted a short article on Learnings @ Leadership Network.  Here are a few observations about Community:

EVERYONE BELIEVES IN HELPING PEOPLE FIND THEIR WAY BACK TO GOD

One of the things they told me was that they had
rarely been around a church like CCC where everyone gets the mission.
They said person after person said, “it’s about ‘helping people find
their way back to God'”.  They said not only did people repeat it, but
they prayed it.  It is good to know that our heart all still beats for the same thing – “helping people find their way back to God.”

EVERYONE IS TRAINING AN APPRENTICE
Another observation that they made about CCC was that person after person told them that everything they do must be reproducible and that came through apprenticeships.  One person told them something we have said many times, “God is not going to send us more people than we can take care of”.  Someone else said, “I’ve almost always had an apprentice leader in everything I’ve done here.”  Good to know we are still focused on reproducing!

EVERYTHING IS PORTABLE
They observed that virtually everything we do is portable. They noticed that even what we do in our permanent facilities are flexible and portable and function more like a community center.

If you want to read the entire article, click HERE.

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