At Canyon Ridge we want to provide next steps for every Ridger and first steps for their friends. The essence of the idea is that when you think about the various kinds of people who attend your church, each of the various kinds of people would require their own next step.
The simplest way to think about the various kinds of people would be to think about the differences between the never-miss-a-week type and the Christmas and Easter type. Can you see that difference? It’s probably very distinct.
Saddleback’s concentric circles illustrate the various kinds of people in an easy to understand way. I’ve provided my own definitions and descriptions of their five categories in another post. Again, the key is in understanding that each of the various category would require their own next step. See also, Clue #2 When Designing Your Small Group System.
Here’s my prescription for designing next steps for everyone:
First, begin to assemble a set of characteristics for each of the kinds of people who attend your church. For example, the congregation are “people that attend more regularly. They may come 2 or 3 times a month. …Continue Reading