Episode 334: How to Address the Non-Essential Issues in Your Church

In Episode 334 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd answer the question about how to address some of the non-essential church issues that could possibly cause some division in your church. Here is today’s question: 

“If we have people who are actively engaged into the mission, vision and values of our church plant, and then, over time, you hear that they don’t necessarily agree on some of the non-essential issues, but you feel it could possibly cause division in the church —How do you creatively, lovingly, and gently, bring or guide them to a place where they can grow without hurting them or the church plant?

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • How to communicate the core beliefs of your church
  • Why it is important to communicate the essentials of your church in the context of conversations 

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “Make sure you are clear on your core beliefs of the church.” – @danielsangi
  • “Try to confront it before it even starts.” – @toddadkins
  • “Consider talking about key doctrines and faith statements in a secondary venue like small groups. This will allow conversations to help people grow and understand the why.” – @toddadkins
  • “Consider going through a case study with your core team, launch team, and leaders to see if they truly understand what the church’s beliefs and statements are.” – @danielsangi

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