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Declaration of Independence?

Declaration of Independence? Nope, older. This is the original charter of a 300-year-old church I had the privilege of working with this weekend. The charter was signed by John Morton, who later signed the Declaration of Independence.

Even though they’ve been active in ministry since 1720, this church is now boldly looking to the future. This weekend, I worked with leadership on a clear vision (what do we want to accomplish), education (how to secure buy-in from the congregation), and opportunity (some way or place each person can participate in being missional in a very tangible way).

The average lifespan of an American church is approximately 56 years. What does it take for a church to survive 300 years? What does it take for a 300-year-old church to keep thriving? I’m excited to be part of the team to figure that out.

-Kevin Graham Ford, Chief Catalyst, Leighton Ford Ministries

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