Examples of Enthusiasm

We’ve been talking this month about enthusiasm. In an earlier post I shared our exciting story about the seminary students who wanted to start the next level before they even finished the basic coach training program. I also shared some ideas for how you can build that kind of enthusiasm in your own church programs.

Today I want to introduce you to a couple of examples of churches who are already doing this really well.

The Meeting House

What a refreshing approach! Engagement happens almost immediately as you read the tagline on the homepage: “A church for people who aren’t into church.” 

Then right below that…

“Tired of religion but still interested in spirituality?”

You can also read about The Meeting House’s engaging offerings for children (kidmax) and youth (theUNDERGROUND). Who wouldn’t be drawn to this? In fact, I wish I was a kid again so I could experience it firsthand!

Connexus Community Church

This site provides some great examples of how to provide a high level of engagement using social media. A quick review of the posts and comments reveal excitement and engagement on a variety of relevant topics and issues. And that engagement extends to contributors from outside of this local church.

What ideas do these websites spark for you and your church?

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J. Val Hastings

J. Val Hastings, MCC, is the Founder and President of Coaching4Clergy, which provides specialized training for pastors, church leaders and coaches. Val is the author of the book The Next Great Awakening: How to Empower God’s People with a Coach Approach to Ministry and the e-book The E3-Church: Empowered, Effective and Entrepreneurial Leadership That Will Keep Your Church Alive. Val currently holds the designation of Master Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation, the highest coaching designation.

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  1. Hey Val
    Thanks for the great endorsement for TMH. We love our Church in a Box as we transform a theatre in our community to a place of worship for adults and the kids and youth! The true community come from our Home Churches which reach globally to discuss the podcasts each week. We have 11 sites in Ontario Canada now!

  2. J. Val Hastings says:

    My pleasure to endorse TMH. Lots of really great things happening at TMH. Keep me posted on the Pennsylvania satellite. (That’s my backyard.)

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