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LEADING YOUR CHURCH THROUGH CHANGE


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SESSION 1

LEADING YOUR CHURCH THROUGH CHANGE

Understanding the Components of Change


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1.

I. YOU MUST DEVELOP AN

UNSHAKEABLE CONVICTION

ABOUT GROWTH


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28:18-20; 16:15; 24:46-48;20:21; 1:8

  • Why We Must Never Stop Growing

  • Because Gods Word COMMANDS IT

  • Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15; Luke 24:46-48; John 20:21; Acts 1:8


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  • 3:9

  • 5:14

  • Because the needs of people

    • DEMAND IT

  • ...The Lord is patient, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

  • 2 Peter 3:9

  • For Christs love compels us.

  • 2 Corinthians 5:14


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    • 2:19GN

    • Because church growth is

      • GODS WILL

  • Under Christs control, the whole body is nourished and held together by its joints and ligaments, and grows as God wants it to grow.

  • Colossians 2:19 (GN)


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    • Current Criticisms of Church Growth:

      • God isnt interested in numbers.

      • The church should focus on quality, not quantity.

      • Large churches are shallow and lack commitment.


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    Fact:

    There is no correlation between the

    SIZE and STRENGTH of a church.


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    Leadership Lifter TapeL014

    For additional help:

    Leadership Lifter Tape #L014

    Why I Believe in Church Growth


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    • 2.

    • II. DECIDE IF THE CHURCH

      • SHOULD BE CHANGED


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    • Aspects to consider:

    • LOCATION

    • LEADERSHIP

    • LONGEVITY


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    • 3.

    • III. MAKE A PUBLIC

      • COMMITMENT TO STAY


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    • Law of Leadership:

      • Change takes T.I.M.E.


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    • The longer a church

      • has been plateaued, the longer

        • it will take toGET GROWING


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    • The only times you can move quickly:

    • IN THE HONEYMOON

    • IN A CRISIS

    • AFTER YOUVE CREATED A CULTURE OF CHANGE


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    • 4.

    • IV. BEGIN SHARING THE VISION


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    • 5.

    • ... ... 1:6-7

    • V. EXPOSE YOUR KEY LEADERS

      • TO MODEL CHURCHES

  • You became imitators of us...and so you became a model to all believers in Macedonia and Achaia.

  • 1 Thessalonians 1:6-7


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    • Realize

      • Education is Alienation.


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    ... ...... ...

    .

    • Big Mistake:

      • To go home and try to institute new ideas by simply telling them.

    • Use tapes...books...Church visits.


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    • VI. BUILD ON YOUR STRENGTHS

      • NOT YOURWEAKNESSES.


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    • The secret is to do better

      • WHAT YOU DO BEST


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    • Dont begin with your problems,

      • begin withYOUR DREAMS


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    • 7.

    • VII. BE STRATEGICIN

      • INTRODUCING CHANGE.


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    1.

    2.

    3.

    Three Things That Build Trust:

    COMPASSION

    COMPETENCE

    CONSISTENCY


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    • VIII. DONT TAKE CRITICISM

      • PERSONALLY


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    • There are three common criticisms:

      • The Care Issue

      • The Control Issue

      • The Comfort Issue


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    • IX. YOU MUST BE WILLING TO

      • LET PEOPLE LEAVETHE CHURCH.


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    • 10.

    • X.AFFIRMAND APPRECIATE FOR

    • THE CHANGES THEY DO AGREE TO MAKE.


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    • Focus on PROGRESS ,

      • not PERFECTION!


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    SESSION 2

    THE POWER OF CLASS

    Moving People into Gods Purposes


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    3:6-7

    2:19

    "I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow. So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.

    1 Corinthians 3:6-7 (NIV)

    Under Christ's control the whole body is nourished and held together by its joints and ligaments, and it grows as God wants it to grow.

    Colossians 2:19 (TEV)


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    HOW DO WE HELP PEOPLE TO

    BEGIN TO MAKE THESE STEPS?


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    • I. CREATE THE RIGHT CLIMATE

      • FOR ASSIMILATION.


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    • We are not responsible for

      • CREATINGgrowth in peoples lives


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    • We are responsible for providing

      • the rightCLIMATE for growth.


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    • Understand your

      • CULTUREof commitment.


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    • Ask three questions:

    • What does the word commitment mean to people?

    • What are people committing themselves to?

    • What are people NOT committing themselves to?


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    • 2. Give people

      • a PICTURE of commitment.


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    • A picture that moves people towards commitment is:

    • DYNAMIC Creating a desire to move to the next step.

    • SPECIFIC Showing people exactly what to do next.


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    • -

    • -

    • A picture that moves people towards commitment is:

    • ENTHUSIASTIC Giving people a challenge from God.

    • REALISTIC Helping people to grow one step at a time.


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    -

    -

    -

    -


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    • 3. Give people

      • MODELSof commitment.


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    • 4. Give people

      • a PLACEto make commitments.


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    • Whats so valuable about a specific place to make commitments?

    • It declares the IMPORTANCE of that commitment.

    • It helps people to FOCUS their commitments.


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    • Whats so valuable about a specific place to make commitments?

    • People feel the support and encouragement of OTHERS making the same commitment.


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    4

    • The opportunity for commitment is strengthened by:

    • Having them at the SAME TIME if possible.

    • Having them as OFTEN as possible.

    • Doing them in ONE 4 HOUR seminar.


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    • Ask a lay person to teach all or part of the class.

    • Closing the class with a time of

    • PERSONAL COMMITMENT.


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    • II.

    • II. HELP PEOPLE TO TAKE

      • THE NEXT STEP.


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    An object at rest tends to stay at rest unless acted upon by external forces.

    Newtons Third Law


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    1.

    20 Practical Ideas for encouraging the next step:

    1. Use letters and e-mails.

    2. Put a place to commit to the next

    class on your WELCOME CARD


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    • 3. Make a commitment to the next

      • class a part of your SERMON.

    • 4. Make the classes a part of every

      • testimony.

    • 5. Ask people to TELL YOU what

      • classes theyve taken.


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    • 6.

    • 7.

    • 8.

    • 6. Develop a brochure series on the

      • VALUES AND BENEFITS of each class.

    • 7. Have a Pastors Chat in a pastors

      • home.

    • 8. Provide a Welcome Center at the

      • church.


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    • 9.

    • 10. 101 401

    • 11.

    • 9. Use every event to encourage

      • people into SMALL GROUPS.

    • 10. Offer a 101 401 Update for

      • those already in your church.

    • 11. Take advantage of motivating

      • opportunities.


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    • 12.

    • 13.

    • 14.

    • 12. Do a yearly growth campaign.

    • 13. RECOGNIZEeach step of

      • commitment.

    • 14. Give an opportunity at the end of each

      • class to sign-up for the next class.


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    • 16. ......

    • 17. -

    • 15. Encourage those who have just made a commitment to call those who need to make the same commitment.

    • 16. Have a YEARLY RENEWALof commitments... with an encouragement to move on.

    • 17. Allow BACK DOOR Commitments encourage those involved in ministry to finish the steps.


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    • 18.

    • 301

    • 21.

    • 18. Provide lots of entry level ministries.

    • 19. Have people complete their shape

      • interview during the 301 class.

    • 20. Have people come to CLASS together as a small group.

    • 21. Provide childcare and a meal.


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    • Four Questions About Assimilation You Will Need to Address

    • How do you know when people are ready to move onto the next commitment?


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    • 201

    • 301

    • 401

    • Commitment to church membership before 201.

    • Startgiving, a quiet time and involvement in a small group before 301.

    • Have a ministry interview before getting involved in a ministry and 401.


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    • 2.

    • Four Questions About Assimilation You Will Need to Address (contd)

    • 2. How do we hold people accountable to these commitments?


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    :

    • Three types of accountability:

    • ORGANIZATIONAL accountability

    • PERSONAL accountability

    • RELATIONALaccountability


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    • 3.

    • Four Questions About Assimilation You Will Need to Address (contd)

    • 3. How many events and meetings do people have to attend to be spiritually healthy?


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    • 4.

    • Four Questions About Assimilation You Will Need to Address

    • 4. How do we make sure people are becoming disciples and not just taking classes?


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    • Make the classes a place

      • to make COMMITMENTSand

      • not just receive INFORMATION

    • Give people a place to develop and grow in the commitments they have made.


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    • III. BALANCE YOUR ASSIMILATION PROCESS AND YOUR DEVELOPMENTAL PROCESS


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    • Lessons on balancing assimilation and development:

    • Assimilation can happen QUICKLY, development takes TIME!

    • Assimilation works well in LARGER groups, development in SMALLER groups.


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    • Assimilation comes before development.

    • Assimilation is lost without development.

    • Our natural drift is towards DEVELOPMENT.

    • The balance is MESSY!


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    SESSION 3

    STRUCTURING ON PURPOSE


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    537

    813

    You cant pour new wine in old wineskins. Luke 5:37

    When a thing grows weak and out of date it is obviously soon going

    to disappear. Hebrews 8:13


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    :

    THREE SYMPTOMS OF INADEQUATE ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE:


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    1. ()

    • 1. PLATEAUED GROWTH

      • (going nowhere)


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    • Structure doesn't CAUSEgrowth,

      • but it does control the RATE

        • and SIZE of growth.


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    • 2. INTERNAL CONFLICT

      • (fighting over decisions)


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    • 3. DISCOURAGED LEADERSHIP

      • (low morale)


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    FOUR PHASES OF RENEWAL

    1. PERSONAL God becomes real

    to you

    2. CORPORATE The fellowship warms up (sense of the body)


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    4.

    3. MISSION Capture a vision of

    the purposes of the church.

    4. STRUCTURAL Organizational

    change.


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    For your church to keep growing the structure must KEEP CHANGING!

    The ONLY purpose of restructuring is to BREAK THROUGH BARRIERS!


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    THE TEN MOST COMMON BARRIERS TO GROWTH


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    • ???

    • 1. MEMBERS WON'T BRING FRIENDS TO

      • CHURCH.

      • Antidote ???

      • SEEKER SENSITIVE SERVICES


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    • ???

    • 2. PEOPLE FEAR GROWTH WILL RUIN THE

    • FELLOWSHIP.

      • Antidote ???

      • AFFINITY GROUPS


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    • ???

    • BEING DRIVEN BY TRADITION

    • Antidote ???

      • DRIVEN BY PURPOSE


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    • ???

    • 4. TRYING TO APPEAL TO EVERYBODY.

    • Antidote ???

      • DEFINED TARGET


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    • 5) ???

    • 5. PROGRAMS ORIENTED RATHER

    • THAN PROCESS ORIENTED.

    • Antidote ???

      • A LIFE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS


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    • ???

    • 6. FOCUSING ON MEETINGS RATHER

    • THAN MINISTRY.

    • Antidote ???

      • EVERY MEMBER A MINISTER

      • Will Rogers: The government taxes people to build roads...

      • and Christians wear them out going to meetings


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    • ???

    • 7. TEACHING WITHOUT APPLICATION.

    • Antidote ???

      • BEHAVIORAL PREACHING


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    • ???

    • 8. PEOPLE DONT TRUST THEIR LEADERS.

    • Antidote ???

      • AUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP


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    • ???

    • 9. LEGALISM another common barrier

    • to growth in churches.

    • Antidote ???

      • CLIMATE OF ACCEPTANCE


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    • ???

    • 10. STRUCTURED FOR CONTROL RATHER

    • THAN GROWTH.

    • Antidote ???

      • KEEP THE STRUCTURE SIMPLE


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    NINE ESSENTIALS FOR STRUCTURING ON PURPOSE


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    • NINE ESSENTIALS FOR STRUCTURING ON PURPOSE

    • You must change the primary role of

      • the pastor from MINISTER to LEADER.


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    /

    300

    300

    • You grow a church to 300 withPASTORAL / MINISTRY skills,

      • BUT

  • You grow a church beyond 300 withLEADERSHIP skills


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    • Essential Leadership Skills You Must Develop

    • The ability to COMMUNICATE YOUR VISION IN PERSONAL / PRACTICAL WAYS

    • The ability to MOTIVATE THROUGH MESSAGES


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    • Essential Leadership Skills You Must Develop (contd)

    • The ability to EQUIP OTHERS FOR MINISTRY.

    • The ability to RAISE MONEY.


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    4)

    Understanding Why People Give

    People give when they trust their leaders.

    People give to vision and not to need.

    People give when they catch the vision.

    People give because it feels good to give.


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    7)

    8)

    9)

    v. People give when they are inspired by models.

    vi. People give when they are involved.

    vii. People give when you ask them to give.

    viii. People give when you make it possible for them to give.

    ix. People give when their gifts are appreciated.


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    • Essential Leadership Skills You Must Develop (contd)

    • The ability to MANAGE YOUR TIME.


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    :

    • FACT

    • All leaders are LEARNERS.

    • The moment you stop learning you stop LEADING.

    • Growing churches require GROWING LEADERS.


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    Staff policy:

    The more you LEARNthe more you EARN


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    S.A.L.T

    http://www.saddlebackresources.com

    • How?

    • Books and Seminars

    • Leadership Lifter Tapes from S.A.L.T.

    • You can find these resources from www.saddlebackresources.com


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    2.

    • NINE ESSENTIALS FOR STRUCTURING ON PURPOSE (contd)

    • You must organize around

      • THE GIFTS OF YOUR PEOPLE


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    ( SHAPE)

    2)

    3)

    • Advantages of a simple gift based or shape based structure

    • It focuses the church on MINISTRY, NOT MAINTENANCE.

    • It makes better use of TALENT.

    • It builds MORALE.


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    • 4)

    • 5)

    • 6)

    • 7)

    • It allows for SPONTANEOUS GROWTH.

    • It promotes CREATIVITY.

    • It allows more efficient DECISIONMAKING.

    • A simple structure is more STABLE.


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    2)

    3)

    • Why You Shouldnt Vote On or Elect Ministry Positions

    • Some people will never GET INVOLVED IF YOU DO.

    • New ministries often need TO DEVELOP SLOWLY.

    • New members can get involved MORE QUICKLY.


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    • 4)

    • 5)

    • 6)

    • You avoid attracting people who are ONLY INTERESTED IN PRESTIGE.

    • If they fail, it makes removal EASIER.

    • You can respond more quickly to

      • THE HOLY SPIRIT'S LEADING.


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    3.

    • NINE ESSENTIALS FOR STRUCTURING ON PURPOSE (contd)

    • You must BUDGET

      • according to your purposes and priorities.


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    1)

    2)

    • How a purpose driven budget is developed.

    • Each Lay Ministry submits their budget requests to the Purpose Team that oversees that particular ministry.

    • Each Team Pastor prepares a proposed Team Budget with help from accounting and operations.


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    3)

    4) (PMT)

    5) PMT

    • The Pastor of Operations prepares a rough draft budget combining all the team budgets.

    • The Pastors Management Team (PMT) reviews and revises the first draft budget in light of priorities, expected growth, and income.

    • Elected Trustees set PMT salaries.


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    6)

    7)

    • Recommended budget is printed and distributed to anyone who wants a copy (members and non-members) ten days in advance of approval.

    • The budget is presented after a midweek service and voted on only by members using a ballot.


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    4.

    • NINE ESSENTIALS FOR STRUCTURING ON PURPOSE (contd)

    • You must add STAFF ON PURPOSE


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    What?

    Generalists, then specialists.

    When?

    As soon as you can!

    Which first?

    Depends on your philosophy and gifts.


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    2)

    3)

    • The value of staffing by purpose:

    • Purposebased teams can work together to get the job done.

    • It lowers competition as a motivation.

    • It gives visibility to each purpose of the church.

    • Keeps the focus on unchanging purposes rather than ever-changing programs.


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    • NINE ESSENTIALS FOR STRUCTURING ON PURPOSE (contd)

    • You must offer

      • MULTIPLE SERVICES


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    6.

    • NINE ESSENTIALS FOR STRUCTURING ON PURPOSE (contd)

    • You must create AFFINITY GROUPS for assimilation.


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    7.

    • NINE ESSENTIALS FOR STRUCTURING ON PURPOSE (contd)

    • You must intentionally break through

      • attendance barriers with BIG DAYS.


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    • !

    • 200300

    • Crowds attract crowds!

    • The best way to break through the 200300 barrier is QUICKLY!

    • For additional Help:

      • Pyramiding growth through Big Days


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    8.

    • NINE ESSENTIALS FOR STRUCTURING ON PURPOSE (contd)

    • 8. You must provide SURPLUS SPACE,

      • SEATING and PARKING.


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    • Discover the car to seat ratio in each of your services.

    • Most churches build TOO LITTLE and TOO SOON

      • The shoe must never begin to tell the foot how big it can get.


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    • NINE ESSENTIALS FOR STRUCTURING ON PURPOSE (contd)

    • YOU MUST CONTINUALLY EVALUATE

      • YOUR PROGRESS.

        • If the goal is church health: we need a tool that not only measures church growth, but diagnoses church health.


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    • Three Questions To Ask Yourself

    • What are THREE OR FOUR MOST IMPORTANTthings we need to know?


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    • At Saddleback we want to know about:

    • The number of first time guests in our weekend service.

    • Commitments at our three Base classes.

    • Leadership recruitment and development.

    • The size and strength of our small groups.

    • Giving to the Lord.


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    2)

    • Three Questions To Ask Yourself (contd)

    • To what do we COMPAREa number to make it meaningful?

      • Last year at this time?

      • Last years total?

      • A pattern over several years?

      • A percentage of some other number?


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    Three Questions To Ask Yourself (contd)

    What is our definition of HEALTH?


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    • How many in our community would we like to see in our crowd?

    • How many in our crowd are making commitments to Christ?

    • How many of our members are involved in some type of small group?

    • How many of those whove made a commitment to maturity are involved in a group that will encourage their growth?


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    101

    201

    • Examples:

    • What percentage of those taking 101 are taking 201?

    • How many first time visitors have we had this year as compared to last year?

    • What percentage of our members would we like to see in small groups?


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    SESSION 4

    AUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP

    The Type of Leader God Uses


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    Leadership That Is

    NOT AFRAID TO FOLLOW GOD.


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    I.

    • FOUR WAYS THE FAITH FACTOR IS SEEN IN LEADERSHIP

    • GOD USES THE PERSON WHO

      • HAS A DREAM


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    :

    :

    :

    Nothing happens until someone:STARTS DREAMING.

    A church never outgrows: ITS VISION.

    You cannot delegate: FAITH IN GOD.


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    :

    ,

    ?

    • Goals Are: STATEMENTS OF FAITH.

    • Ask:

    • What would I attempt for God if:

      • I KNEW I COULD NOT FAIL?


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    • ;

    • Two common mistakes we make in goal setting:

    • We set them: TOO LOW.

    • We try to reach them: TOO QUICKLY.

    • Overestimate 1 year

    • Underestimate - 10 years


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    ,

    1.

    2.

    3.

    • What to consider when setting growth goals:

    • How LONGdo l intend to STAY?

    • How many people LIVE IN OUR AREA?

    • What are MY SPIRITUAL GIFTS?


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    • Three Parts to Getting Gods Vision:

      • 1. First, God shows you WHAT.

      • Next, God shows you HOW.

      • Then, God shows you WHEN


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    • Stop praying:

      • Lord bless WHAT I AM DOING

    • Instead pray:

      • Help me to do WHAT YOU ARE BLESSING.


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    • FOUR WAYS THE FAITH FACTOR IS SEEN IN LEADERSHIP (contd)

    • II. GOD USES THE PERSON WHO IS

      • WILLING TO RISK FAILURE.


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    • Matthew 25 Unfaithful means

      • UNWILLING TO RISK.


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    • :

    • Three Approaches to Ministry:

    • Risktaker

    • Caretaker

    • Undertaker


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    25

    Satans greatest tool against pastors:

    FEAR OF FAILURE

    Proverbs 29:25


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    1.

    2.

    • Two Ways to Eliminate It

    • 1. REDEFINE FAILURE

    • 2. DO NOT COMPARE

      • YOURSELVES TO OTHERS


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    • Goals should be based on

      • what we believe GOD CAN DO

        • not what we think we can do.


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    • You really havent believed God

    • until youve

      • LIVED IN SUCH A WAY

        • THAT YOU ARE BOUND

          • TO FAIL WITHOUT HIM


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    III.

    • FOUR WAYS THE FAITH FACTOR IS SEEN IN LEADERSHIP (contd)

    • III. GOD USES THE PERSON WHO

      • EXPECTS TO BE USED.


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    :

    (29)

    The difference between success and failure:ATTITUDE

    According to your faith it will be done to you.

    Matthew 9:2


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    • Never let an impossible situation intimidate you. Let it: MOTIVATE YOU.

    • Satans favorite words:

      • YOU CANT DO IT.


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    :

    • Todays impossible problem is:

      • TOMORROWS MIRACLE.


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    !

    :

    • Expect people to help you!

    • Big thinking:

      • ATTRACTS BIG THINKERS.


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    III.

    • FOUR WAYS THE FAITH FACTOR IS SEEN IN LEADERSHIP (contd)

    • IV. GOD USES THE PERSON WHO

      • NEVER GIVES UP.


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    • Great people are just ordinary people

      • who: REFUSE TO GIVE UP


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    • , ; (16)

    • You are never a failure until:

      • YOU GIVE UP.

  • Its always too soon to:

    • GIVE UP.

  • Though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again! Proverbs 24:16


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    1.

    2.

    • How Do Humility and Big Goals Go Together?

    • Youll be CRITICIZED UNJUSTLY

    • You will have problems that are solvable

      • only through PRAYER


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    • 3.

    • 4.

    • 5.

    • Youll makeMISTAKES.

    • The dream will be so big, youre bound to fail unless GOD DOES A MIRACLE.

    • Others will take credit for your work.


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    ,

    Grace:

    GOD KNOWS EVERY MISTAKE THAT I WILL MAKE IN MINISTRY BUT HE CHOSE ME.


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    FAITH:

    What are you expecting God to do in your ministry?

    The one thing we do have control over: HOW MUCH I CHOOSE TO BELIEVE GOD.


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