Three Powerful Relational Connections for Churches

Episode #SS003
June 14, 2024

Church members have many opportunities to connect with members of their community. Thom shares some of the ways effective churches are doing it.

    • The porch ministry
    • The single-parent connection
    • Getting to know families through sports
    • Bonus: Taking care of the car


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