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1 Breaking 800 in Your Church Plant By Dr. Tom Cheyney By Dr. Tom Cheyney

2 Keeping The Staff Members Who Keep You Moving Forward Four Keys to Hang On to Your Most Valuable Talent

3 Ninety-Nine point two percent of churches in the United States of America have an attendance of eight hundred or less. Breaking Barriers

4 Only 15% of all churches pass the growth barrier of 200. It is the rare church that finds itself facing the 800 mark.

5 Fourteen “Limiters” to Growth

6 A PROBLEM-SOLVING FOCUS DOES NOT NECESSARILY GUIDE A CHURCH TO GROW SIGNIFICANTLY! CHURCH LEADERSHIP THAT BELIEVES THEY ARE ALREADY TOO BUSY! SOME MEMBERS FOLLOW A LOCKSTEP VISION LIMIT. A VISION FOR GROWTH THAT IS DRIVEN BY DESIRE TO KEEP THEIR DOORS OPEN FOR MINISTRY. A PROBLEM-SOLVING FOCUS DOES NOT NECESSARILY GUIDE A CHURCH TO GROW SIGNIFICANTLY! CHURCH LEADERSHIP THAT BELIEVES THEY ARE ALREADY TOO BUSY! SOME MEMBERS FOLLOW A LOCKSTEP VISION LIMIT. A VISION FOR GROWTH THAT IS DRIVEN BY DESIRE TO KEEP THEIR DOORS OPEN FOR MINISTRY.

7 Fourteen “Limiters” to Growth THE GENERIC STAND ALONE VISION THE COMFORT LEVEL LIMITER THE NO-VACANCY LIMITER A MIGHTY FORTRESS MENTALITY THE FAMILY STAFF LIMITER THE GOLDEN ERA RESTORATION PROJECT CLOSING THE BACK DOORS THE GENERIC STAND ALONE VISION THE COMFORT LEVEL LIMITER THE NO-VACANCY LIMITER A MIGHTY FORTRESS MENTALITY THE FAMILY STAFF LIMITER THE GOLDEN ERA RESTORATION PROJECT CLOSING THE BACK DOORS

8 Fourteen “Limiters” to Growth THE “SPECIAL” EVENT A MESA-CULTURE MENTALITY THE OUTGROWN OR ANTIQUATED VISION THE “SPECIAL” EVENT A MESA-CULTURE MENTALITY THE OUTGROWN OR ANTIQUATED VISION

9 Six Questions to Ask As You Seek to Reach Out Into a Community

10 A Growth Checklist for the Large Church Large Group Interaction Reinforces a Sense of Unity Large Churches Offer a Preconceived Degree of Quality Large Group Interaction Reinforces a Sense of Unity Large Churches Offer a Preconceived Degree of Quality

11 A Growth Checklist for the Large Church Large Churches Have Buildings That Are Clearly Mapped Out for Guest Large Churches Must Be Staffed To Grow Large Churches Place High Priority to Music Large Churches Have Buildings That Are Clearly Mapped Out for Guest Large Churches Must Be Staffed To Grow Large Churches Place High Priority to Music

12 A Growth Checklist for the Large Church Large Churches Have Long- Term Pastorates Large Churches Have Abundant Off-Street Parking Large Churches Use Media Evangelism Effectively Large Churches Carefully Monitor Members Participation Large Churches Have Long- Term Pastorates Large Churches Have Abundant Off-Street Parking Large Churches Use Media Evangelism Effectively Large Churches Carefully Monitor Members Participation

13 A Growth Checklist for the Large Church Large Churches Carefully Monitor Members Participation Large Churches Are Concerned About the Overall Adequacy of the Physical Plant Large Churches Carefully Monitor Members Participation Large Churches Are Concerned About the Overall Adequacy of the Physical Plant

14 Ten Characteristics of the Growth Pastor

15 Eight Diseases That Keep A Church From Growing Ethnikitis Old Age People Blindness Hyper-Cooperativism Koinonitis Sociological Strangulation Arrested Spiritual Development Saint John’s Syndrome

16 Eight Growth Price Tags

17 Taking a Look at the Task of Assimilation

18 The First 1000 are the Hardest! The Saga of the Churches Growth Its Pastors and Worship Adding Sunday School Volunteers Expanding the Deacon Body Hiring Additional Staff Keeping Committees Functioning Hiring Pastors and Program Leaders The Saga of the Churches Growth Its Pastors and Worship Adding Sunday School Volunteers Expanding the Deacon Body Hiring Additional Staff Keeping Committees Functioning Hiring Pastors and Program Leaders

19 Understanding Critical Sizes of a Congregations Growth History Looking at the “Meta-Zoo”

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21 Growth Practices Growth by EXPANSION OrAnd Growth by EXTENTION Growth by RELOCATION

22 Older Newcomers Younger Newcomer Older LongtermersYounger Longtermers

23 Mega-church Formation

24 Those That Leave Feeder Churches Singles Addictions Victims Unchallenged Recovery Seeking Meaning Singles Addictions Victims Unchallenged Recovery Seeking Meaning Divorcees Single Parents Newcomers Alienated Seeking Support Crisis Coping

25 Iceberg Churches Classes On Premises Cells Off Premises Insert iceberg here

26 Organizational & Leadership in the Local Church Vocational Staff Chart

27 Breaking 800 in Your Church Plant By Dr. Tom Cheyney By Dr. Tom Cheyney


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