I’ve been thinking a lot about connecting people and getting them plugged in for success. See for the last few months we are trying to close the backdoor of our church; to narrow and cut down on the people that are leaving. During this time my friend David Lermy has ben tasked with this job and we’ve been having some great conversations, but I keep coming back to one question: Why is it that the church is the one organization in America where participating people expect the organization to find them a friend?
Thinking about it, you don’t expect the gym to find you a friend. You don’t go to the movies and expect a friend match-up. You don’t go to college and expect the registrar to find an appropriately profiled friend. Right!? But people expect it in the church. Why is that?