CIRCLES: From rows to circles
Whilst our Sunday meetings require us to sit in rows to maximise our seating capacity, this does not reflect our end goal. As leaders, we want to be world class at moving people from sitting in rows on a Sunday to sitting in circles midweek.
Sitting in rows on a Sunday can speak of attendance whereas sitting in circles midweek speaks of community. Sitting in rows suggests hierarchy whereas sitting in circles suggests equality.
Sitting in a circle helps us to see each other’s faces, hear each other’s voices and feel part of one another’s lives. Helping people get into groups makes it easier for them to build friendship, community, belonging & discipleship.
These circles are to be interlinked; interdependent on one another. Even our serving teams and pastoral care pursue this ethos of valuing circles of community.
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