Presentation on theme: "How to turn your Church around From Settlers to Pioneers in Revitalization."— Presentation transcript:
How to turn your Church around From Settlers to Pioneers in Revitalization
Where is your Church? (What is the state of the church?) Where are we? Not compared to another church but compared to what God wants for your particular church. Where do we need to go from here? A vision from God (results) What changes/key steps need to be made?
Church LIFE Leadership Team LIFE Family LIFE Personal LIFE LEADER’S WHERE ARE YOU?
Our Calling knowledgeunderstanding.JER 3:15 And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding. JER 10:21 For the pastors are become brutish, and have not sought the LORD: therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flocks shall be scattered.
Our Calling JER 12:10 Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness. JER 12:11 They have made it desolate, and being desolate it mourneth unto me; the whole land is made desolate, because no man layeth it to heart.
Our Calling JER 23:1 Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the LORD. JER 23:2 Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people; Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the LORD.
Church Leadership table Leadership table Pastor Jesus Influential Leader _______ Influential Leader _______ Influential Leader _______ Positional Leader _______ Positional Leader _______ Positional Leader _______ Positional Leader _______
Declared & Real Values Declared values Real values The further apart Real and Declared values are the more problems the leadership team will have.
A higher level of RESULTS Effective Ministry is created Declared values Real values The closer Real values are to Declared values the more Fruit will be produced.
Leadership Alignment is the match between my individual dreams & goals and the goals of the church leadership “Why should I be aligned?” Alignment
I Corinthians 14:8 “If the bugle produces an indistinct sound, who will prepare himself for battle?”
God’s Desire – United Leadership Reason - Common Purpose – Dream Strategy - Clear roles Structure - Accepted Leadership Method - Effective Processes and Action plans Climate - Solid relationships Means - Excellent Communication
Alignment Purpose Team work When the leadership team is paddling in the same direction of one purpose or dream or goal there is progress. pastor Church leader Church leader Church leader Church leader Church leader Church leader
Alignment Purpose NO Team work When the leadership team is paddling in different directions. There is confusion & frustration. pastor Church leader Church leader Church leader Church leader Church leader Church leader
Alignment Pastor, you must set the course! Out of your purpose and dream should come goals. Think about these things (Core Values & leadership alignment) as you think about Goals……
Changing the Status Quo Two ways or avenues we have as leaders to change the status quo. Position What are some issues that you would use your position to change? (Example – Doctrinal) Personal Influence & sharing of knowledge What are some issues that you would use your Personal Influence & sharing of knowledge to change?
Changing the Status Quo Time Degree of Difficulty 1. Change in Knowledge 2. Change in Attitude 3. Change in Individual Behavior 4. Change in Group Behavior Power of Personal Influence Power of Position
Changing the Status Quo Jeremiah 3:15 “And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.” Is this positional or personal influence & the sharing of knowledge? I Peter 5:3 “Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being examples to the flock.”
Where is your church? –Growth –Numbers –Health –Fellowship –Reproduction –___________?
Dream Goals Beliefs Structure Polarization Questioning Nostalgia Ministry Dropout Robert Dale In To Dream Again
Characteristics of a Church Dream Belief Goals Structure Ministry Nostalgia Questioning Polarization Dropout Creative Child Rational Adult Nurturing Parent Critical Parent
Refocusing Restructuring Reenergizing Restarting Large internal changes & refocus on outreach Deal with some internal issues & refocus on outreach On Evangelism and outreach Ed Stetzer In Comeback Churches
Where are we as a Church? Every Church ought to be a healthy, soul winning, caring, reaching, teaching reproducing church! Would you agree or disagree?
Every Church ought to be reaching the Lost. The Bible has told us so... WHY?
“When they saw him they worshiped him …Go ye therefore, and teach all nations (Ta Ethne- ethnic groups), baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. A-men.” KJV Matthew 28:17-20
ACTS 1:8 " But you will receive power, when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
Have you seen churches do something like this? How could they have prevented this? Planning? This is why were are in this meeting.
The Process of Planning Purpose Out of God’s Great commission (BIBLE) comes the Church’s Purpose dream Out of the church’s Purpose comes our dream goal (expected results, FAITH) Out of our dream come our goal (expected results, FAITH) Action Plans Out of goal comes Action Plans Out of Action Plans comes a need for a Calendar of Activities, People to work andBudget Calendar of Activities, People to work and a Budget Out of Work come God’s given results – James “Faith without works is dead”
Purpose From these scriptures: “What is the Purpose of the Church?” My church exists to: ___________________________________
Out of God’s Purpose comes a Dream What kind of Christians do I dream of? What kind of Church program must I develop to grow that Christian? What kind of leadership team – volunteer and/or paid must I develop to produce my dream? What kind of minister must I become to gather my dream team What kind of support system do I need… family, peers Proverbs 29:18WHERE THERE IS NO VISION, THE PEOPLE PERISH Proverbs 29:18
Out of God’s Purpose comes a Dream My dream (VISION) for my church is... OR -- Next year I see my church... ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________
EFFECTIVE GOALS Are they Specific? Are they Measurable? Are they Attainable? Are they Relevant? Are they Time Sensitive? Are they God’s preferred future? Will you Celebrate and give God the glory when you reach them?? GOAL
What are your goals? How does our church actually spend its budget? –Mostly on buildings and properties? –Mostly on personnel salaries? –Mostly on national and foreign missions? –Mostly on local ministry and outreach? –Mostly on church education programs? Do our budget expenditures flow outward on mission or inward on maintaining our congregation? Which age groups are spotlighted via budget Which organizations get the most money Do we have any organizations or groups which have no access to budgeted funds? Your Budget reflects your goals
Out of the Churches Purpose What Should be our GOALS? Baptisms_____ Worship attendance_____ Cooperative Program giving_____ Teachers trained/Leaders develop_____ Classes started_____ Ministries started_____ Fellowship_____ Structure_____ “Always more than the year before!” Tom Cheyney
Action Plans ACTION PLANS Answer the following questions: W hat? W here? W hen? W ho? H ow?
What does an ACTION PLAN road map look like? THIS
What does your road map look like? Vision,Values WHY WHY: To win the lost I must or It’s sin!
What does your road map look like?Vision,Values Goals Mission Strategy - HOW Math.28:19 Baptize 26 Enlist,Train and & Empower 3 “Seeker” home Bible Study Teams
What does your road map look like? Vision,ValuesOrganization Goals Mission Strategy Baptize 26 Math.28:19 Empower Preach on Witnessing Enlist ‘HOT’ team team Model The study PrayerStrategy Train CommissionTeams Go - Sow - Water - Cultivate Action Start the Start theSTUDY Baptize Visitation Go back & re-share WHY! WHY! Celebrate ! ! ! Enlist,Train and & Empower 3 “Seeker” home Bible Study Teams H ost O rganizer T eacher