Category: Small Town Tuesday
You spend some great time with God.
You really feel you know what the next step of Kingdom growth for your church should look like.
You begin to move in that direction and earnestly try and get buy in, just to be met with disappointment and frustration.
This happens all too often when a leader fails to establish a “Vision Protection” team.
Think back to Jesus’ day. He had a vision protection team. It had 3 parts…
A bad system is better than no system at all.
I love what I heard Andy Stanley said once, “Your system is perfectly suited for the results you’re getting.” It’s quite easy to have no system and therefore have practically no results. So, a bad system that produces “bad” results is at least a place to start and measure it’s success.
I’ve helped train 100’s of pastors through The Sticks Network, and one thing that consistently sticks out in my mind is how few leaders and churches have systems in place for the most vital parts of their church.
Whenever you meet together as a church, team or staff- Pray! I know most of you do, but I’m talking about just a quick five minute “Huddle” where you ask…
Let me give you an example. We began this several months back. We meet every morning, including Sundays at 7:55 for 5 minutes. We answer those three questions and then pray. You will be amazed at how much unity and power comes through this practice.
I recently took my son on a trip to NY for his 18th birthday.
I’m a small town guy and, honestly, big cities make me nervous and give me a desire to seek the first train out. While I was there, though, I did learn a few lessons on our short visit.
“I know a couple that has stopped giving…said they don’t understand what we’re doing.” One of the staff members told me this recently, and it really felt like a stab! What!? Don’t know? Don’t understand? How can that be? We have communicated our vision and plan very well (I said to myself). Well…upon further investigation