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How do churches disciple members?

   

Mennonite Church Canada/MennoMedia joint release
February 3, 2012
-Steve Shenk

WATERLOO, Ont. and HARRISONBURG, Va.— Mennonite congregations are being invited to respond to a survey arriving in mailboxes soon. The broad curriculum survey is being conducted by the Protestant Church-owned Publishers Association.

MennoMedia, a ministry of Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada, is a member of the Protestant association.

The survey seeks to explore an underlying issue in congregations today—that is, how to work effectively at growing disciples in today’s culture. The publishers are interested in learning what new strategies and programs local churches are using to disciple their members of all ages, and what resources they are looking for to support these programs.

The survey sample will include every congregation within Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church USA. Larger denominations are providing random samplings of 1,265 congregations.

The publishers group is an association of about three dozen publishing houses that vary greatly in size and theology. About 15 of the member publishers are participating in the survey, for a combined survey group of about 19,000 congregations. 

The curriculum survey is being conducted by LifeWay Research, affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. Respondents will be able to fill out the survey on paper or online.

MennoMedia is a ministry of Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church USA.