1 SEARCH AND IDENTIFY
. Ask a large number and wide variety of pastors and other Christian leaders to name the parachurch organizations that they believe are having the greatest spiritual impact on the Twin Cities, or at least on their church.
2 DEVELOP MASTER LIST
. Create an online list of all known parachurch organizations that have some physical presence and significant influence in Twin Cities ministries, with links to their web sites. This is start of a list that can be constantly expanded and groomed over time.3 GATHER BASIC INFORMATION
. For the most frequently mentioned parachurch organizations and/or the ones thought to have the greatest impact, contact the organization to learn more about its type of ministry, staff, budget, methods, etc., with emphasis on what it is actually doing, not just stated objectives, and as quantitative as possible. Link this supplemental information to names on the list. 4 INTERVIEW MAJORS
. For some of the largest and most influential parachurch organizations, personally interview the leader to get details about operations and plans. If possible, do a simple SWOT. Summarize the interviews as small online stories that can be expanded and modified over time. Express the desire of Church Scouts to help make these organization better known.
5 VALUABLE RESOURCE
. Maintain the list and associated information online, accessible from this page and/or separate URL. Make this section of churchscouts.org
a valuable resource for providing greater understanding of the WHOLE CHURCH of the Twin Cities and for facilitating collaboration and assistance for local ministry.
This study will commence October 2018 and continue for an indefinite period of time – with constant updates and grooming – depending upon response, findings and use of the information. Progress reports will appear here.Contact: email@example.com