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1 Know the Plan Pastor Leaves Leading a church from Anxiety to Anticipation Interim Decision Know Your Church Know Your Community Know the Plan Know God Know the Path New Pastor Assessment Renewal Planning Anxiety Anticipation Transitional Interim Pastor Implementation

2 Know the Plan 1.Understanding the Refocus Process 2. Working with a Transition Team a. Choosing the Transition Team b. Purpose of the Transition Team c. Agenda – key questions to address c

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4 II Corinthians 2:14-16 But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him. For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. To the one we are the smell of death; to the other, the fragrance of life. ReFocusing is Checking our Smell

5 We’re Not a Threat; We’re Irrelevant “As Christians in America today, we’re not much of a threat to society because we’re irrelevant, both to society as a whole and to our next door neighbors as individuals. The primary reason America is so unchurched is that Christianity has no relevance for the vast majority of people we hope to reach.” Lost in America

6 The question for the future is “What will we be?”

7 Keepers of the Fish Tank

8 Fishers of Men

9 What kind of church will it take to reach your world for Jesus?

10 Refocusing Defined Recapturing the Heart of Jesus for His Church

11 Assessment Personal – What does it take to be a Refocus pastor? Church – Is the church ready to Refocus? Refocusing Overview

12 Renewal Personal – Is the pastor setting aside time to seek the heart of God? Church – Is the church praying and seeking the heart of God? Refocusing Overview

13 Preparation and Planning Choose a Refocus Team Develop a Church Action Plan Coaching Refocusing Overview

14 Implementation Pace the Change Learn from Others Evaluate the Progress

15 First Step in ReFocusing is Assessment We must know our starting point by defining our current Reality

16 Second Step in ReFocusing is Renewal Vision is born during a time of Personal and Corporate Renewal

17 There is a need to create the environment for Personal Refocusing The Refocus Process Personal Renewal

18 Networking Networking with other pastors who are refocusing Reading Reading books that will stretch your mind Seeking Seeking after God’s vision Prayer Focused Prayer The Refocus Process Personal Renewal Creating an Environment

19 Personal Refocusing happens prior to happens prior to Corporate ReFocusing Corporate ReFocusing

20 Corporate Renewal is the key to implementation of a Refocus Plan The Refocus Process Corporate Renewal

21 Keys to Corporate Renewal Prayer Prayer Sense of Urgency Sense of Urgency Increased Understanding Increased Understanding The Refocus Process Corporate Renewal

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25 Third Step in ReFocusing is Planning Strategic Planning for a Healthy Church

26 AssessmentCore ValuesBudgetingMonitoring Ministry Flow Chart Critical Milestones

27 Planning The Refocus Team The Refocus Team What are we trying to accomplish in Refocusing? The bottom line – Create a shared vision and plan that is owned and communicated by the team!

28 Planning Eleven Key Questions to Ask Why Are You Doing This? Tell the Story Assessment How Will We Know What to Do? Personal Renewal Corporate Renewal Intercession Strategy

29 Who Will We Reach? Ministry Focus GroupPlanning Eleven Key Questions to Ask What Kind Of Church Will we Be? Mission Vision Beliefs Core Values

30 What should we be doing? 1.Development of a Ministry Flow chart 2.Evaluation of Current MinistriesPlanning Eleven Key Questions to Ask

31 What changes need to be made in the facility? 1.What are the strengths? 2.What are the weaknesses?Planning Eleven Key Questions to Ask

32 How do we let people know? 1.Development of an advertising strategy 2.Development of an outreach strategyPlanning Eleven Key Questions to Ask

33 What Goals will we pursue? 1.Short term goals months 2.Mid range goals months 3.Long term goals 36–60 monthsPlanning Eleven Key Questions to Ask

34 What will it cost? 1.Development of a Strategic Plan Budget 2.Development of a Stewardship PlanPlanning Eleven Key Questions to Ask

35 When will we implement the plan? 1.Identify the critical milestones 2.Determine a timelinePlanning Eleven Key Questions to Ask

36 What is our accountability plan? 1.Detail the plan, goals and timeline in writing 2.Decide the follow up and reporting processPlanning Eleven Key Questions to Ask

37 Fourth Step in ReFocusing is Implementation The Importance of moving from Planning to Implementation

38 1.Create the Sense of urgency 2.Communicate mission, vision and core values 3.Communicate the Strategic Plan 4.Cast the Vision 4 th Step in the ReFocus Process Steps to Church Implementation

39 5.Pace the Change 6.Raise the Money 7.Seek Divine Moments 4 th Step in the ReFocus Process Steps to Church Implementation

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