This is an actual team call. Each pastor is present with their Reaching New People Team. The churches on the call include Moss Bluff, St. Charles Destrehan, St. Andrew’s UMC, Covenant UMC Lafayette, Ingleside UMC in Baton Rouge, and Hartzell Mt. Zion UMC. The teams have granted their written permission to make this coaching call available in this form.
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On alternate months, we speak just with the pastors in the cluster to focus on their personal efforts to be out in the community to meet and cultivate relationships with new people.
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The agenda for a typical call includes these elements:
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Biblical orientation – in this case, Acts 16 which describes how Paul took his action plan from the Council of Jerusalem and built a team in Greece to carry it out, ran up against obstacles and persevered.
 You are taking up the same kind of work that the Apostle Paul did with his Corinthian team of Timothy, Priscilla, Aquila, Crispus and Titius Justus.
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In this call, we are focusing on the three team practices of reintroducing your church to your community
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  • Moving church activities out of the church campus (the castle) so that they are visible to the people in the community.
  • Participating in community sponsored activities as church members or church teams to that the church is more visible to the community.
  • Member-Guest activities – Inviting individuals from outside the church to take part in ordinary social activities with some church members.
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 You can click on each item below to view the cued video of their celebration, report or question.

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