Love to Tell the Story: The Benefits of Engaging with a Church's History to Strengthen Its Identity for the Present and Future
It is easy to be distraught over the current state of churches in America—less money, less people, and more closures. It is a crisis of survival and also identity. So this project helps a congregation see a bigger picture. By helping a church discover, engage with, and celebrate its history, it strengthens a sense of identity in the present, and better positions the church to walk into its future. Through proven techniques of narrative therapy and Family Systems Theory, this project leads a congregation to increase in self-awareness, emotional maturity, and a knowledge of its own story. By knowing its past, it can better plan its future.