Susan Beaumont is a consultant, author, coach, and spiritual director with Susan Beaumont and Associates ( She is author of several books, most recently How to Lead When You Don't Know Where You're Going: Leading in a Liminal Season (Rowman and Littlefield, 2019), available at Amazon.

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Traditionally, worship has been regarded as the primary venue through which individuals enter the life of a congregation. In The Inviting Church (Alban, 1987, 74-75),…