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Sara Hayden

Start with ‘Why’ to Invite Others into the Vision | Community

Tags: communication, gifts, invite, leadership, significance, stewardship, vision

How many of us relate to (or are guilty of) this announcement?

“The Christian Education Team needs 20 people to sign up for 45 minutes to be with the kids during Sunday school this fall. We’re asking all parents to take their turn. You don’t need to do anything beforehand since the lesson is already prepared. Once you complete your turn, you are done until next year. The earlier you sign up, the more flexibility you have on possible dates.”

This is an excerpt from an essay in Renew 52: 50+ Ideas to Revitalize Your Congregation from Leaders under 50. Download the e-book for free.

About Sara Hayden

Sara Hayden is a native Kansan Presbyterian minister living in Atlanta, Ga. She serves as executive director of the Tri-Presbytery New Church Development Commission (NCDC), which strategically advances the vision to Grow Christ’s Church -- deep and wide by developing and supporting diverse missional faith communities of the Presbyterian Church USA. NCDC shares great resources for all churches on its website at, and on its [Facebook page].