Holy Communion as a Strategic Plan for Church Growth

Monday, 13 Jul 2009

Word among established parishioners was that the death knoll for our parish was now ringing. This was it. The life-support system was about to be unceremoniously unplugged. And who would have thought it? After all, they brought in a young minister to turn things around, to get the contemporary service going, to give the young folks with shorter attention spans what they wanted-shorter sermons and shorter services. But now this: Holy Communion each and every week, and sometimes even more. Breaking ninety-five years of tradition, the Divine Service at Grace Lutheran Church extended in length by 50 percent. The average ...

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