By Warren Bird and Eric Swanson published on June 14, 2011
Community service is becoming a normal part of being a regular churchgoer whether that means participating in large scale, church wide opportunities, or independent projects with small groups members. More church leaders are encouraging members to serve outside the church walls so that it becomes a natural part of the church DNA. Author and Leadership Community Director, Eric Swanson examines these trends and other developments as more churches embrace an externally focused mindset. In this podcast, Warren Bird interviews Eric Swanson about the metrics, trends, questions, and predictions for Externally Focused churches. Warren and Eric discuss some of the statistics that show regular churchgoers are more likely to volunteer. They talk about how to engage everyone by giving them the opportunity to change the world and how younger generations are especially interested in practical ideas that will make a difference. Eric also gives listeners information on resources for those looking for more information on the subject.