008: Connecting With The Community and Utilizing Mission Teams
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Growing your launch team can be difficult in those early days if you are a parachute drop church plant. In this episode, Loren and Carrie talk about different things they did to reach out to the community, serve, and ultimately build up their launch team. They talk about Using mailers, having a booth at the fair with a booklet giving more information than you could ever need to know, and hosting a dessert at a neutral location. All of this was to make inroads into the community and find those willing to join their cause and become part of the church plant.

As the team grew, they could no longer fit in their house. A church's generosity in a neighboring city allowed them to meet on Saturday night and have a permanent sign.  This brought them to a place where they could start having launch team meetings to prepare to launch.

In the early phase, the entire church does everything together. Loren and Carrie talk about the importance of strategy to say yes to the right things so that you don't burn out your team.  It's important that you approach everything experimentally and only continue if it is effective. Loren shares that this was an area that he did not do well at in the beginning and has since improved to protect the church's vision and mission.

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