March 8, 2013

Crowd-sourcing church

By now, everyone's heard of Kickstarter. Since 2009, this website has been the platform on which thousands of creative projects have been funded. With Kickstarter, an artisan/creator/developer posts the concept. The projects have a clear, end goal. There's a due date and at that time, an artifact is produced. If people trust the developer and believe in the project, they get behind it financially. When there's enough of a financial commitment made, the artisan/creator/developer goes about achieving that goal. They know two things: 1) They have the resources to accomplish their goal and 2) It has been confirmed that are those that wish to use/consume/participate in whatever it is the artisan/creator/developer dreams of creating.

What would it look like if we approached churches and their surrounding communities in a similar manner? What if the gauge to whether or not your church project would take off/succeed–whatever it may be–required you to engage your community, share your dream, offer how you would deliver on it and ask for their involvement?

Could you do that?

Would they get behind it?

What does your answer say about the likelihood of your (church) project's success?

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