Building the Family
Woodburn UMC, in northeast Indiana, has been very intentional about building Disciples within the family of God. Church leaders have placed a great deal of emphasis upon the importance of each member in attendance and making invitation to friends, family and co-workers. The church has strengthened the adult study opportunities and the pastor has spoken from the pulpit about the importance of study, this is also coupled with sermon series which goes deep into a book of Scripture. The church has been very intentional about building opportunities to serve and give in missions, this is coupled with weekly reporting, encouragement and thanks for going beyond tithing to give. The results have been, an increase in mission giving, increase in study times, and an increase in attendance 2010 average was 41, for 2012 the average is 53. God is good, all of the time. The church also is building a worship team.
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