Many churches use a response card of some type as a tool for communication and connection, both with newcomers and existing members who want to learn more about a program or ministry. In our work at Intentional Churches, we're in churches of all sizes and types and have seen many variations. There is the bulletin insert, the attendance card in the back of the pew (one side for members, one side for non-members), and the simple program tear-out.
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I'm a Gen X-er. Born between 1964 and 1980, my generation is sometimes referred to as the “neglected middle child,” falling between the older Baby Boomers and the burgeoning Millennials. Within the church world, I often find myself sitting between church leadership generations, and here's what I've come to understand.
Many of us who have been in church leadership for a long time have lived through different eras of ministry. The era of the conference, for instance, sprang up when Willow Creek and Saddleback Church began hosting large-scale events to help churches envision how to be more purposeful and strategic. Today, there's probably a conference or two every week that you can attend.