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Category: Vision Casting

3 5-Minute Church Changers

churchchangeers5- Minute Prayer

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…

  • What’s the win for today?
  • What’s our biggest challenge?
  • What are we expecting God to do?

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.

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3 Things To Do Today to Help Grow Your Church

GROW1- Call People

You need some type of system that will tell you when a person who was with you, isn’t there any more. Believe me you can’t trust your memory!

Establish a regular call time to touch base with those absent. Not a guilt trip, but a genuine desire for the welfare of those entrusted to your care. This is gonna take some honesty on you and your church’s part. You may hear some uncomfortable things, but be honest and humble enough to care about those people. Sure, you don’t want to beg them to stay, but they may know or see something you don’t.

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3 Ways to Grow Your Church By Subtraction

GROWSUBTRACTI heard a phrase on a business radio program that I wasn’t familiar with…

“Addition by subtraction”

It was explained that quite often, an organization or department can add to its effectiveness by actually taking someone off the team (not replacing them). I understand the genius of less is more, but addition by subtraction?… awesome idea!

Here are 3 things you may need to subtract (take away) from your church if it’s not moving…

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3-Steps to answer the Questions Everyone in Your Church is Asking

“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

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3-Minute 3-Point “Rocket Pitch” for Church Vision

vision-infuses-passion_wide_tAt a recent staff planning day, we gave each other nicknames. It was really funny and revealing at the same time. They gave me…”Bullet Point.”

It just may be the way I’m wired, but if you’re gonna pitch me an idea, don’t try and “sell me” first. You need to give me your “Rocket Pitch” and then let me ask the questions I need answered in order to understand fully or make a decision.

I read a great article recently in Inc that outlines how to give a great “Rocket Pitch” that brings simplicity. A direct approach is a vital component when communicating your church’s vision. I’m trying to craft several pitches using their outline, here’s how it goes…

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