Feast School of Theology. Course:. Doctor of Theology. Advance Church Management. Rev. Edselo Francis S. Omandam, M. Div. Reported:. Prof:. Rev. Larry Reyes, D. Ps. PLANNING. I. Nature of planning:.
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Doctor of Theology
Advance Church Management
Rev. Edselo Francis S. Omandam, M. Div.
Rev. Larry Reyes, D. Ps.
I. Nature of planning:
@Planning- deals with selecting missions and objectives and the actions to achieve.
@ Planning- requires decision – making.
@Planning-bridges the gap between from where we are now and where
we want to be.
@ Planning- minimizes costs.
@ Planning- is a process which begins with objective, and defines strategies, and detailed plans to achieve them. – George A. Steiner
1. Purpose or mission – identifies the basic function of the organization
2. Goals and objectives – are the results or achievement toward which effort is directed.
3. Strategies – involves plan or a maneuvers for obtaining a specific goal.
4. Policies – are basically general statements that guide or channel the thinking of managers in decision-making.
5. Procedures – are plans spelled out in a detailed manner in which certain activities must be accomplished.
6. Rules – are usually the simplest type of plan which spell out specific required action or non-action.
7. Programs – are plans or schedules to be followed.
8. Budgets – is an itemized estimate of expected income and expenses.
- designate efforts to attain a level of satisfaction but not necessarily to exceed it.
The objective should be feasible and attainable.
The planner uses his past experiences.
2. Optimizing Perspective
Mathematical models are used extensively by The optimizing planner to seek the best policies, Programs and projects.
3. Innovative Perspective
There are two good points it advocates:
1. People participate actively, and begin to understand the system, and arrive at possible solutions though it may be the best alternative.
2. No matter what the plan is or what kind of future states are projected, planning is flexible.
1. Strategic Planning
a process of deciding on the objectives of the organization
2. Management control
The process by which managers are certain that resources are obtained and utilized effectively and efficiency in accordance with the attainment of the objectives of the organization.
3. Operational Planning
The process of assuring that specific projects are carried out effectively and efficiency.
The process by which organizations cope with various forces in the environment
1. Analyzing the opportunities and risks prevailing in the environment in which the organization operates.
2. Analyzing the resources, capabilities and competence of the enterprise.
3. Choosing and defining the priorities, commitments and objectives of the organization, after which
4. These external opportunities, internal capability and mission and commitments are matched against each other to arrive at a set of strategies.
1.The responsibility for leadership in planning programs and activities properly.
2. The planning procedure and process should be carefully formulated, unified, and systematically carried out.
3. Planning should be recognized and carried out as an integral aspect of the community where the organizations operate.
4. Definite provisions for planning must be made in order that planning may proceed satisfactorily and attain tangible results.
5. One phase planning is that it should provide the basis for organized research.
6. Planning must be thought of and established as a continuous process requiring constant adaptation to plans in order to meet emerging needs.
7. Planning, to be functional, must be realistic and practical but should not be needlessly limited by existing situations.
10. In the planning process, coordination and communication are very crucial
11. To be flexible, all plans may be tentative. intervening variables and other circumstances change and environment factors may require totally new approaches after one or three years.
12. Planning is the first function of management before the functions of organizing, directing, controlling and leading.
Implement the plan
STEPS IN THE PLANNING PROCESS
Select of course of action
Evaluate alternative courses of action
Be aware of opportunities
THE IMPORTANT KEY IN CHOOSING THE RIGHT PLANNING PERIOD INFERENTIALLY LIES IN THE COMMITMENT PRINCIPLE
- LOGICAL PLANNING WHICH ENCOMPASSES A FUTURE PERIOD OF TIME NECESSARY TO FULFILL, THROUGH A SERIES OF ACTIONS, THE COMMITMENTS INVOLVED IN THE DECISIONS MADE TODAY.
THE COMMITMENT PRINCIPLE IMPLIES THAT LONG – RANGE PLANNING IS NOT REALLY PLANNING FOR FUTURE DECISIONS, BUT PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE RESULTS OF TODAY’S DECISIONS.
IN THE APPLICATION OF THE COMMITMENT PRINCIPLE, THERE IS NO UNIFORM OR FIXED LENGTH OF TIME FOR WHICH A CERTAIN COMPANY SHOULD PLAN OR A GIVEN PROGRAM SHOULD BE PLANNED.
The “JESUS CHRIST CROSSROADS CHRISTIAN CENTRAL FELLOWSHIP” embarking on a new commitment on EVANGELISM project with a goal of 5,000 SOULS BY 2020 may probably plan this program for a period of TEN YEARS ahead, with a budget of 1 million pesos, with 5 to 10 staff fulltime manpower for one to 3 years crusades, evangelism drives, cell method operation and some more years for discipleship training to all converts in order to fulfill the vision of the fellowship.
DREAMS COME TRUE
CROSSROADS CHRISTIAN CENTRAL FELLOWSHIP
5000 by 2020 program
“The Crossroads Christian Central Fellowship is committed to enlarge victorious church; experiencing to stand at the crossroads, look at the old path, ask the good way is, and walk in it as a Pentecostal Crossroader in Christ.”
“The Crossroads Christian Central Fellowship is helping people in every community to find the rest of their souls and to be fully developing followers of Christ as Pentecostal Crossroader.”
“The said the LORD, Stand at the crossroads, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls, but they said, We will not walk therein.”
Affiliation / Acceptance
Security / Safety
Management Theory and practices
Rev. Edselo F.S. Omandam,M.Div.
Marie Sol Garsales
ASSIST. TO THE PASTOR
C-PEN CONST. SUPPLY
Ronald Tayco Frank Yadao
Mildred Omandam Reynante Labiano
Jobert Garsales Sonia Nazaren
Merla dela Pena Anacito Betco
Frank Yadao Marie Sol Garsales
Dir. Edsel Omandam
SPIRITUAL ED MINISTRY
Dir. Marie Sol Garsales
Dir. Mildred Omandam
Dir. Merla dela Pena
Dir. Jobert Garsales
Dir. Myrna Atillo
Dir. Reynante Labiano
Dir. Lenith Mabala
CROSSROADS CHRISTIAN CENTRAL FELLOWSHIP
APOSTOLIC CROSSROADERS FOUNDATION, INC.
ACTS LIVELIHOOD PROGRAM
CROSSROADS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
CROSSROADS HOUSING PROJECT
S PORT and DEVLOPMENT CENTER
PASTORS RIDERS CLUB ASSN, INC.
CCF HOMEOWNER ASSN, INC.
5000 BY 2020
CELL CHURCH METHOD
CROSSROADS CHRISTIAN CENTRAL CHURCH
G-12 MODEL (EVANGELISM) FLOW CHART
ASST.TO THE PASTOR
5 FULL TIME STAFF
Php. 1 million
@ PROPOSED BUDGET:
10 Fulltime workers/Staff
@ Man Power:
@ Evangelism Tools:
3 to 5 Acre
@ Church Lot:
5 Cell Leaders
10 Cell Leaders
15 Cell Leaders
30 Cell Leaders
60 Cell Leaders
90 Cell Leaders
180 Cell Leaders
250 Cell Leaders
290 Cell Leaders
335 Cell Leaders
417 Cell Leaders
Php. 1,500.00 each
5 STAFF :
90,000.00 / yr
FOOD ALLOWANCES :
36,000.00 / yr
CAR SERVICE :
250,000.00 / yr
60,000.00 / yr
MH BILLINGS :
60,000.00 / yr
80,000.00 / yr
MISSION HOUSE SQ.
200,000.00 / yr
1,000,000.00 / yr
1. A new Christian or member attends at two cell meetings.
2. The potential member expresses a desire to be part of cell life.
3. The Cell Leader and Intern contact the potential member and using
A Cell Handbook share: 1. what the cell is? 2. how it operates?
3. What is expected of a member?
4. The new member completes the journey guide to determine where
He/she is in his/her spiritual journey.
5. A personal equipping track is developed by the cell leaders and The new member.
6. A sponsor is assigned to support the new member during the
7. The member is recognized when the equipping track is completed.
8. The member is assigned an accountabilitypartner after completing
9. The member begins another equipping track to prepare for leadership or ministry.
How God Expresses Himself to his Church ( Isaiah 57:15 )
The Most HIGH God
"Transcedent, Above, Beyond, Eternal, King, Sovereign, Holy"
(The context is usually a LARGE GROUP setting)
The Most NIGH God
"Immanent in the midst, Incarnate within, Abiding, Friend, Indwilling"
(The context is usually a SMALL GROUP setting)
Indwelling of the Divine in the world
Divine reality is not limited to our natural order
Meet both at the Temple and Homes
@ The meet in the Temple because the TRANSCENDENT GOD of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob continued to meet them. Temple worship with its focus on the transcendent God, provided the 1st Century setting to worship the Most High God.
@ The 1st Century Christians also met in small home groups. Why?
Two events help explain this:
* The first event was the promise of Jesus in John 14
“I will not leave you orphans, I will come to you”
“The Father and I will abide with you.”
“The Spirit will be in you and with you.”
* The Second Events occurred at the moment of His death.
“Day by day,” they met in the home and not only in the
The gathering of the whole congregation.”
(Acts 2:46-47, 20:6-11, Hebrews 10:23-25)
Homes used for Christian meetings
@ Jason’s house at Thessalonica
@ Titus Justus, situated provocatively opposite the synagogue
(with which Paul had broken) at Corinth, was a place of meeting.
@ Phillip’s House at Caesarea
@ The Jailer’s house at Philippi
by Joel Comiskey
I’ll never forget when I first met César Castellanos, pastor of the International Charismatic Mission. We shared a warm greeting, but within minutes he was sharing about the apostolic anointing over his church. Many believe that Castellanos has the spiritual gift of apostleship, and for this reason he generates a contagious vision. This vision, called by many the “Groups of Twelve” model (G-12), takes leadership development and cell multiplication to new levels.
Castellanos’ strategy is to convert everyone who enters his church into a cell leader. He preaches this truth and gives altar calls for new leadership. The church has grown exponentially for the last decade. Recently the church was forced to rent an indoor stadium in Bogota, Colombia, which sits 18,000. With three Sunday morning services, the church continues to grow unabated.
G-12 as a Multiplication Model
There is a lot of confusion floating around about the G-12 model. What exactly is it? I see it as a multiplication model--a call to rapid and continuous multiplication of cell groups. This is exactly how Luis Salas, a pastor at ICM, explained it to me.  It’s helpful to compare the traditional method of cell multiplication with the G-12 form of multiplication.
Traditional Method of Multiplication
In the traditional method of cell multiplication, the existing cell group oversees the creation of a daughter cell by providing people, leadership, and a measure of personal care. A group is formed form within the mother cell and sent forth to form a daughter cell. The daughter cell becomes a separate, independent cell group and is not directly supervised by the mother cell (this is the role of supervisors, zone pastors, etc.). This is the most frequently used method of cell multiplication.
In the G-12 model, each member of the group is asked to start his own cell--either separately or with one or two others that he has brought to the cell. When the cell member converts into a cell leader, he continues to meet with his original cell leader, either in the normal cell group or in a separate discipleship meeting.
Each Cell Leader Seeks Twelve Disciples
In the G-12 model, each cell leader seeks twelve disciples. Where does the leader look to find disciples? In his own cell group. The goal of the cell leader is to convert the cell members into active leaders of cell groups, thus becoming disciples. To accomplish this, the cell member must first attend an Encounter retreat, followed by an intensive three-month cell leadership training (which includes Bible doctrine instruction) and an additional spiritual retreat. Only after this process can the cell member become a cell leader and thus a disciple.
Learn from Those Putting the G-12 Model into Practice
To better understand a model, oftentimes it’s best to step back and see how it works somewhere else, in a different context. Pastor Rakjumar Patta of King’s Temple in Hyderabad, Central India, provides an excellent illustration of the Groups of Twelve model in another setting.
Raj began by sharing how his church of 150 or so had been trying cells the “traditional” cell church way for a couple of years, but without success. The 15 groups they had at one stage had dwindled to only two by the middle of this year. No one wanted to become cell leaders. Raj was getting desperate for help.
In the last 3 months since putting this plan into action they have experienced an amazing mini-revival in their church. About 130 people have come to the Lord, with 70 baptized, 28 cell groups formed to date, almost definitely expected to multiply to 49 groups by the end of December! There is a contagious new spirit of excitement and expectancy in the church. This atmosphere is probably as much a key to growth as are the factors described below.
So what are they doing that has made such a difference? Firstly, there is a new focus in the church: everyone is told that they will eventually be leading a group, that everyone will reach this goal at his/her own speed, and that the church is committed to helping them get there. Instead of looking for one Intern in a group to be trained to lead the next group, each cell leader sees all group members as potential leaders. This different mind-set affects the leader’s commitment to his/her cell members.
Secondly, each cell leader is trusting God to eventually have 12 members in his/her group, all leading their own groups. At first, only 2-3 of the group may be ready to lead groups. These 2-3 will be given some of the other members of the group with which to start their own groups, thus creating a vacuum in the original group. This vacuum, created afresh each time members peel off, is constantly being filled through evangelism.
Grasping the Big PictureWhile studying the G-12 model, it helped me to compare it with the traditional cell structure:
TABLE 2: COMPARISION OF G-12 MODEL TRADITIONAL CELL MODEL
As you read about Bogota and the G-12 model, you’ll do well to remember the church growth axiom: “Don’t follow methods; extract the underlying principles from the methods and apply them to your situation.” What are some key principles behind this model. I’ve identified five:
1. Every person is a potential leader.
2. Multiplication of cell groups is the goal of cell ministry.
3. Leadership development (discipleship) must be given chief priority.
4. Every leader should aspire to become a supervisor (disciple) and meet with the new leaders (disciples) that have started new groups on a regular basis.
5. Leadership training should be streamlined and accelerated. 
At the Republic Church in Quito, Ecuador, we haven’t fully adopted the G-12 structure. We do, however, use many of the principles. Take, for example, the role of supervisor. For years we appointed supervisors over cell groups. After all, most cell churches did the same thing. Not anymore. Now we give every cell leader the “green light” to become a supervisor. “Each of you is a supervisor,” we tell them. “All you have to do is multiply your group, and you will supervise the new group under your care.” One of my old, trusted supervisors from the previous system was suddenly on the same playing field as every other cell leader. This made him work harder. He now had to prove his giftedness on an ongoing basis.
My advice is to thoroughly study the G-12 Model and then apply those principles that work for you.
Mario received Jesus Christ six years ago. Jesus radically changed his life, and gave him a hunger to win others. He began to share the good news of Jesus Christ with his buddies. John, Mario\'s friend from elementary school, responded to the gospel message and began attending Mario\'s cell group. As John attended Mario\'s cell group and grew in his relationship with Jesus Christ, he heard about the need for further training. John attended a spiritual retreat, took Bible-oriented classes, and eventually opened his own cell group. Throughout this entire process, John continued to attend Mario\'s cell group. When John started his own cell group, he officially became one of Mario\'s 12 disciples, thus cementing their relationship even further. Now John is looking for his own disciples.
When a Person Becomes a DiscipleJust what is a disciple? The most basic New Testament definition of a disciple is pupil or follower. Jesus chose 12 followers. At ICM (International Charismatic Mission, Bogota, Colombia), a disciple is a cell leader and a cell leader is a disciple. If you want to be a disciple and form part of the 12 of someone, you must also lead a cell group. I once asked César Fajardo (the Youth Pastor at ICM) a clarification question. "Can you call a person part of your 12 if the person has not yet opened a cell group?" César Fajardo stated, "It\'s clear that if someone isn\'t leading a cell group, he or she isn\'t a leader of anything and the G-12 groups are groups of leaders." 
Let me emphasize this last phrase: G-12 groups are groups of leaders. ICM is a cell church, so at ICM a disciple is a cell leader and a cell leader is a disciple. You might be a "disciple in process" while you\'re taking the training to become a cell leader. You\'re not, however, part of the "12" of someone until you\'re actually leading a cell group. César Castellanos says: ". . . all of the 12 must be there because of merit. They have to give birth to new cells, thus bearing fruit."  César Castellanos gives this instruction:
You only choose your 12 after the person has borne fruit [opened a cell group]. If you choose too quickly [before opening a cell group] based on friendship or sympathy, it might turn out that the person never opens a cell, and thus you will never achieve your objective. The person who does not produce is hindering the conversion of thousands of people. 
Discipleship at ICM is not a static, ingrown activity. Since a disciple must lead a cell group, the concept of 12 is a method to multiply groups more rapidly. The goal is that each person in the church leads a cell group in order to be a true disciple. If the person refuses to lead a cell group, it\'s best to terminate the discipleship relationship. 
ICM has only two titles: disciple (leader of 12) and disciple (cell leader). They have eliminated cell church titles like district pastor, zone pastor and zone supervisor or section leader. The G-12 system continues to flow to the lowest levels, and everyone disciples through G-12 groups as well as evangelizing through open cell groups.
Everyone Receives Ministry in Order to MinisterBilly Graham was once asked, "If you were a pastor, what strategy would you implement?" Billy Graham replied, "I would choose 12 people and transmit my life to them. I would then send them out to do the work."  The idea of transmitting life and ministering to the ministers is central to the G-12 system. In the normal, program-oriented church, about 40 people have direct access to the pastor. Through the G-12 model, the care system of the pastor is passed down to each one. 
Everyone who is leading a cell forms part of a G-12 group. If a person has not yet opened a cell group, he or she receives care from the open cell group leader. But the badge of honor at ICM is to form part of a G-12 group. Therefore everyone desires to enter the training process in order to become a cell leader and thus form part of a G-12 group.
We all know that the ministers need ministry in order to minister more effectively. When someone asks César Castellanos for counsel, the first question that he asks the person is: "Who is your leader?" The person answers: "I\'m part of the 12 of the 12 of such-and-such a person."  Castellanos expects the G-12 leader to offer counsel and ministry to the cell leader before looking to anyone higher. 
The Significance of the Number 12"I believe the number seven would be better than 12 for my church in Juarez, Mexico," said the senior pastor. "Our houses are smaller than those of Bogota, and 12 is just too many for our context," he said to me. We batted around the idea concerning whether or not the number 12 was essential.
ICM believes strongly in the special significance of the number 12. They base this belief on that fact that God spoke clearly to pastor Castellanos in 1991 about the G-12 concept.13 Pastor Castellanos also regularly preaches on the importance of the number 12. He references the fact that God chose 12 tribes of Israel (Genesis 35:22-26; Exodus 28:21), the Hebrew calendar has 12 months, Solomon had 12 governors (1 Kings 4:7), and Jesus chose 12 disciples (Luke 6:12-15).
Luis Salas, one of the 12 of Castellanos, says to his potential leaders, "The number 12 is your key to success. From this day onwards, you will dream and pray about the number 12. The most important thing that you can do is make disciples."