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Ministry Then. Now! There?. How has ministry changed over the past 20+ years? What are you gleaning from around the state from your pastors? What would you say to our students – the future church leaders?. How has ministry changed over the last 20+ years?.

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Ministry then now there

Ministry Then. Now! There?

  • How has ministry changed over the past 20+ years?

  • What are you gleaning from around the state from your pastors?

  • What would you say to our students – the future church leaders?


How has ministry changed over the last 20 years

How has ministry changed over the last 20+ years?

  • Communication – From printed to digital

  • Preaching – From proclamation to engaging

  • Worship – From a weekly program or gathering to an encounter with God

  • Music – From songs/hymns that fit up to 3 generations to music that can have a life span measured in months.

  • Worship Aids – From sound to lighting, media and sound.


How has ministry changed over the last 20 years1

How has ministry changed over the last 20+ years?

  • Visitation – From checking a list to purposeful and intentional . . . from homes to office

  • Evangelism – From “sharing a plan” to “sharing your life”

  • Relationships – From face recognition/fellowship to true friendship.

  • Leadership – From controlling to empowering

  • Vision – From pastor’s vision to shared vision

  • Technology – Has impacted everything!


Strategetics

Strategetics

  • A shorthand language of leadership thoughts, theories and techniques.

  • Taught by Keith Drury to youth leaders in the 1980’s

Strategetics


Ministry then now there

Traditions

Strategetics


Ministry then now there

Traditions

- Yesterday’s innovations

(Innovations: tomorrow’s traditions)

Strategetics


Ministry then now there

Today’s problems

Strategetics


Ministry then now there

Today’s problems

-”Yesterday’s solutions”

(Today’s solutions = Tomorrow’s problems)

Strategetics


What are you hearing from pastors

What are you hearing from pastors?

  • What we have been doing is not working.

  • For many of our congregations, if they closed after service this Sunday, it would make little, if any, difference in the community.

  • However, there is still resistance to change.


What are you hearing from pastors1

What are you hearing from pastors?

For the things that matter most:

  • Resource Us

  • Measure Us

  • Holds us accountable

    From others:

  • “Get off my back!”


Ministry then now there

Dissatisfaction

Strategetics


Ministry then now there

Dissatisfaction

– One word definition of motivation.

Strategetics


To future leaders

To Future Leaders . . .

  • To minister in a traditional church setting will require a sense of call and patience!


Ministry then now there

20% per year

Strategetics


Ministry then now there

20% per year

-Maximum amount of change humans can tolerate without “pushback.”

Strategetics


To future leaders1

To Future Leaders . . .

  • Think strongly about forming interdependent teams for ministry. (Pastor/leader is the “first among equals”.)

  • Your first consideration should be church planting . . . the most effective way to reach those unchurched.

  • We desperately need some different kinds of churches.


The church needs your

The Church Needs Your . . .

  • Life – most of it is ahead of you.

  • Passion

  • Commitment

  • Heart for God

  • Ideas

  • Understanding

  • The church must make room for you around the decision table!


You need the church

You need the church . . .

  • Direction

  • Accountability

  • Support

  • Structure


I still believe

I still believe . . .

  • The church – the body of Christ - is the hope of the world.


Ministry then now there

1x100 > 100x90

Strategetics


Ministry then now there

1x100 > 100x90

--God can get more done through one person who is 100% committed than 100 people who are only 90% committed.

--Leroy Eimes

Strategetics


Ministry then now there

Critical Mass

Strategetics


Ministry then now there

Critical Mass

Starting small in order to do something big.

Strategetics


Ministry then now there

Small Sprocket

Strategetics


Ministry then now there

Small Sprocket

– We are the small sprocket when trying to effect change.

Strategetics


Ministry then now there

Life Wedge

Strategetics


Ministry then now there

Life Wedge

– The wedge with the sharpest angle drives the deepest.

The focused life

Strategetics


Ministry then now there

Risk

Strategetics


Ministry then now there

Risk

“All risk is not leadership

but all leadership involves risk”

Strategetics


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