Action Plan Quakerism

I regularly read the e-zines from Robert Middleton of Action Plan Marketing. They always have food for thought that I frequently find applicable in my personal life as well as in my work life.

The following is a passage from the issue of 3/7/06 that originally applied to "independent professionals." With slight changes, I found it so applicable to Quakers that I decided to post it.

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It's quite common for [Quakers] to be so worried about being rejected, doing the wrong thing, offending someone, being comfortable or being "too out there" that there isn't much room to remember what [Quakerism] is really about:

"Getting your message out there as widely as possible so that you can serve as many people as you can in the most effective and creative ways imaginable."

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Okay, let's take it for granted that unprogrammed Friends don't proselytize.

But in what ways do unprogrammed Friends fail to serve people we ought to serve because we don't put ourselves out there enough for them to find us, or for us to find them?? I imagine there are far more than 30,000 people in the United States who would benefit from worshiping with unprogrammed Friends.

What do you think?

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Here's the original link.
"By Robert Middleton of Action Plan Marketing. Please visit Robert's web site at http://www.actionplan.com for additional marketing articles and resources on marketing for professional service businesses."

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