I am not convinced this can help grow my church...what if it doesn’t grow?
*NOTE: This Q&A is regarding the "GIVEAWAYS" & "NEEDS" Categories
Ok, let’s assume for the sake of argument that you get this started in your church, where people are posting their needs and giveaways, and they’re actually connecting with each other to meet needs. In all this, you notice that your church membership hasn’t grown...
What this means is that the ONLY thing you accomplish is an increase in ministry to people within your church, WITHOUT added funding, staffing, planning, or recruiting. You ONLY get people in your church to reach out to each other. You ONLY further develop an atmosphere where people help one another freely and build relationships. You ONLY free up the people within your church to all pitch in and help share the load of ministry, so the church leadership is greatly relieved and yet able to accomplish more. You ONLY increase overall ministry effectiveness and help build stronger relationships....
THAT is what can happen in a “worst case scenario” where your church “doesn’t grow.”
And you accomplish all of that with NO extra funding, staffing, planning, or recruiting.
Bottom line: You LOSE NOTHING and GAIN A LOT.