For Such a Time as This

For Such a Time as This

Reasonable Service But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God. Acts 20:24 The Leadership Connection Trust Spiritual Personal Accountability Kingdom Partnership Focus Spiritual Growth Common

Goals Leadership is not complex, but it is very difficult General Stanley McChrystal Five Things Strong Ministries Do Well 1. Leadership 4. Effective processes and systems

5. Culture 3. People 2. Decision making and structure FA2T But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry. For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course,

I have kept the faith: 2 Timothy 6:5-7 FA2T Faithful Start, Endure, Finish Available Accessibility enables usability Absence becomes irrelevance Accountable A personal

choice to demonstrate the ownership necessary for achieving exceptional results Teachable When instruction stops, growing stops Ministry: Evangelism Discipleship What a ministry should be Focal points for evangelism and discipleship

Personal spiritual growth Committed to aiding in the spiritual growth of others Ministry champions Introducing opportunities to the church body Committing to ministry success An energy of unified creative decision making Ministry: Evangelism Discipleship What a ministry is not The accumulation of titles A hobby Alienation from the Body of Christ The Chicken and The Eagle Reasonable Service 2 Tim 4:6 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of 2 Tim 4:7 I have my departure is at hand. fought a good fight, lu Vo e nte I have finished my

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i er v ce course, I have kept the faith: Volunteer, Or Much More! Volunteer Constraint focused Does it interfere with the rest of my life Voluntary sacrifice of spare time Limited expectations Limited engagement Limited commitment

Unintentionally insulting to the one who is really service focused Reasonable Service Service focused Service is a willing sacrifice to Christ Called to this purpose, other priorities become secondary Expectation: what is acceptable to God Service is reasonable (logical) Extremely high pressure to the one who just wants to volunteer Harvest Level

Population of Palestine Eventually, the world UNACQUAINTED Lev els of Co mmi tme nt Come Level The Multitudes Interested others (Feeding 5,000)

COGNIZANT Interest Level Evangelistic Contacts Those Jesus touched (The woman at the well) CURIOSITY Disciple Level The Seventy Disciples at a distance COMMITTED Develop Level

The Twelve Those up close and personal disciples SACRIFICIAL Intimate Level The Three Jesus inner circle INTIMATE Ministry Mapping Mapping our ministry blast zones? Map A Ministry Forward Example: A Visitor card is

filled out The visitor feels welcomed A Thank You letter is sent A home visit is made They feel a connection to the church Theyre able to express a level of interest

They see that they were not forgotten TBC is seeded in the home TBC atmosphere is remembered Opportunity to share the gospel Someone gets saved! Able to encourage; show

personal interest Able to discuss spiritual concerns Dispel faulty beliefs Map A Ministry Forward Questions: How many other ministries are impacted by your ministry? Directly Indirectly What is the impact of your to other ministries Positive Negative

Map A Ministry Backward Set dedicated time aside to study Looked up supporting information Determine how to present material Researched material for relevance Time to correct problems

Needed material is ready Lesson material is studied Material is prepared before class Equipment is operational Teaching a SS Class

Map A Ministry Backward Questions: What things must fall in place for your ministry to function optimally? How many of those things can you directly control? Reasons Ministries Stagnate The Focus is on: Things that are really not that important Completing tasks rather than ministering to others We forget the impact our ministry has on others Modifying the ministry to avoid personal change Change my ministry instead of changing my life

Preferences rather than truth Programs instead of ministries Ministries change lives; Programs take up time What You Do Matters Leadership Character Leadership Character 2 Corinthians 4:1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; 2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending

ourselves to every mans conscience in the sight of God. Leadership Character Titus 2:1 But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine: 7 In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, 8 Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you. Leadership Character Sound Doctrine Healthy teaching! The idea that certain behavior befits sound

doctrine, and other behaviors do not Leadership Character A pattern of good works A pattern an impression made by a die. An impression of good works on others! 1 Cor 4:16 wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me 1 Cor 11:1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ Phil 3:17 brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample Where? In all things! Leadership Character In doctrine Uncorruptness = integrity Practice before we preach!

Show up and step up Gravity = seriousness; its not a game! Sincerity = purity Our ministry is purpose driven; not a hobby Sound speech = lack of ammunition for attack The Personality of Leadership The Personality of Leadership 2 Corinthians 6:3 Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed: 4 But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,

5 In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings; The Personality of Leadership 2 Corinthians 6:6 By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned, 7 By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, 8 By honor and dishonor, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true; 9 As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed; 10 As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things. The Personality of Leadership Mission driven Can identify the enemy

FYI: The Body of Christ is not the enemy Helps fine tune ministry deficiencies Fix what is not working, dont trash the whole Avoid the baby-with-the-bathwater syndrome Help build opportunities Good leaders are self-starters Inclusion minded Good leaders give people opportunities to succeed The Personality of Leadership Effective Management and leadership Leaders can articulate the goals with passion and excitement Conflict resolution Consistent with biblical teaching

Replace rumors with facts Gossip stoppers! Maintain confidentiality, integrity and recoverability The Personality of Leadership Approachable Leaders do not make others the victim of their bad day Maintain composure under fire Keeping the little issues little Leadership Credibility Killers Exaggeration (everybody says)

Emotional roller-coasters Taking sides rather than objective problem solving Accepting responsibility but not acting The Personality of Leadership Flexible Leaders recognize the need for course corrections Sometimes change is required even when others dont understand Change doesnt mean a deviation from the mission! Change without casualties We can disagree and remain engaged in the solution Growing ministries are evolving ministries Roles therefore, should evolve as opportunities change Who Moved My

Cheese? The Personality of Leadership Teachable Constructive criticism is a leaders Red Bull Leaders are not only teaching, but being taught Ignoring criticism creates glass ceilings When teach-ability stops, growth stops Diversity in styles creates greater opportunities to serve Learn various teaching/management styles Become more than a one trick pony Recognize that people are at different spiritual levels How people can be approached will differ with spiritual maturity

Mission Driven Ministries Value #1 Communicate the truth Value #2 Celebrating life changes Value #3 Challengin g the status quo Value #4 Creating

community Value #5 Compelling ministries Joint Focus Complimentary Efforts Value #6 Choosing to love Common Values Value #1 communicating the truth In what we teach In how we communicate that truth through our

actions/activities The GOAL is not just to become smarter The GOAL is to live out Gods plan in our lives Demonstrating how to live out Gods plan Common Values Value #2 celebrating life changes Salvation is celebrated in heaven; we should celebrate too! As God changes our life, it is expressed in current personal testimonies to others Common Values Value #3 challenging the status quo Our first response is to change the processes around us But, our first responsibility is to change the

status quo within us The change around us is not as important as the change within us Common Values Value #3 challenging the status quo Seek to understand before being understood Dont condemn a program you know nothing about Theres a reason why things work the way they do Be sensitive to the good from yester-year Dont become a victim of foot-in-mouth That picture looks silly Hey, I painted that picture! Recognize that yesterdays processes can be todays

sacred cow (The brazen serpent) Common Values Value #3 challenging the status quo Our good can always be better Challenge personal barriers teaching styles, methods, outreach potential, new ministries External changes require intrinsic change Sometimes the greatest change is what occurs in the person, not the program! Common Values Value #3 challenging the status quo Change on purpose; change just to change is: Confusing

Wasteful Exhausting Distracting But, Change as a result of growth is unavoidable Change to advance is healthy Change to improve is essential Common Values Value #4 Create community Focus on connecting people to each other Will we share our territory to let others connect and minister? Connect seekers #1 to our Savior #2 to their purpose

People want their community to provide: Relationship Christ Connectedness Church Purpose Ministry Common Values Value #5 Compelling Ministries Provide a compelling environment Be prepared participants feel the chaos of unpreparedness If we go through the motions, so will they! Provide relevant ministries Do the ministries fulfill the mission? Sometimes the ministry doesnt work Sometimes we dont work the ministry

Has the ministry run its course Or are we the reason the ministry seems irrelevant self-inflicted prophesy Common Values Value #6 Choose to Love It starts with our relationship with Christ We want others to experience the relationship with Christ that we have Reflected in our treatment of fellow-laborers Can we resolve conflicts and move on? Can we protect the integrity of our fellow-laborers? Common Values Value #6 Choose to Love Evidenced in our commitment to our ministry

If our ministry grabs our attention, those participating will sense it! Effort is evident, even if skills are lacking Excitement and apathy is felt and shared Expressed in how we embrace seekers New Ministries; New Twists New Ministries; New Twists Mothers Day Out Tremendous outreach opportunity Couples Retreat Ignite (Iron Man sponsored) In-house

Financial Peace University (lite) In progress New Ministries; New Twists On Assignment Those wishing to make visits can go On Assignment. Check in at the church to pair up Get a visitation assignment Make a visit! New Ministries; New Twists Teens Wednesday Night Bible study Meet at 6:30pm to have lessons Participate in the praise/worship and Bible Q&A at 7:00pm Those wishing to make visits can go On

Assignment Pair up Get a visitation assignment Make a visit! New Ministries; New Twists Community Prayer Breakfast Men & Women Divided up into prayer needs Paired with prayer warriors Guest speaker Appendix Educational Philosophy TBC Educational Philosophy

Seniors Divorced Married Young Married Singles College / Career Sunday School/ Topical Study Sunday School/ Discipleship Study Sunday School/ Book-by-Book Study Sunday Evening Bible Studies

Wednesday Bible Studies Sunday School - Youth Childrens Administrator Bro Robert Nursery Little Learners Grades PreK-K Edith Gann Temperanc e Smith

Primary Grades 1-2 Cami Arguiljo Intermediat e Grades 3-4 (5) Lynda Mansell Jr High Girls Grades 6-8

Jr High Boys Grades 6-8 Tiffany Ferguson Vincent Arguijo Childrens Church Administrator Bro Robert Nursery Little

Learners Grades PreK-K Edith Gann Temperanc e Smith Primary Grades 1-2 Cami Arguijo Intermediat e Grades 3-4 (5) Lynda

Mansell Jr High Girls Grades 6-8 Jr High Boys Grades 6-8 Tiffany Ferguson Vincent Arguijo Sunday School - Adults

Adult Administrator Bro Ed High School Grades 9-11 Frank Ferguson/ Joe Smith College/Career Grade 12Adult Robbie & April Robbins Adult 1 Age 19-99

Adult 2 Age 19-99 Bro Robert Bro Ed Reformers Unanimous Director H. Jordan Records Admin T. Wilson Mens

Leader Womens Leader Womens Leader Childrens Leader Teen Leader Challenge Helper

Challenge Helper Challenge Helper Challenge Helper Challenge Helper F. Ferguson Bro. Ed H. Jordan

T. Wilson Keeping It All Together Worship Logistics Audio Control Musicians Readiness Praise Team Music preparation

Presentation Worship slides Service Coordination Livestream Message slides In-house availability External

availability Archive management Building Maintenance Play ground Parking Lot Church Cleaning Utilities maint

Baptistery Readiness Classroom readiness Logistics Oversight Vehicle Mgmt Trustees Yard Care Greeters

Church Administration Facilities Management Grounds Management Personnel Scheduling (Ushers) Vans Lawn Mower Treasurer

Church Clerk Keeping It All Together Outreach Ministries Youth Events Minnetonka Lock-ins Teen Events Minnetonka Adult Events Discipleship Camp

TWT Night Sr Game Day Outreach Ministries Community Response Spring Outreach Feed By Grace Harvest Party

VBS Kitchen Team Friendship Sunday Prep Breakfast Sunday Prep Funeral Coordination VBS Prep Food Pantry Facilitation

Small Church Model Character Factors Small Church Size 15-200 worshipers Orientation Relational Structure Single cell Leadership Resides in key families Pastor Lover Decision Tree Made by congregation, driven by history Staff Bi-vocational pastor Growth Factors Factors

Small Church Change Bottom up through key people Growth Patterns Attraction model through relationships Growth Obstacles Small church image Ineffective evangelism Inadequate programming Downward momentum Ingrown fellowship Growth Strategies Renew sense of purpose Begin new ministries Cultivate evangelism Celebrate victories Start new groups/classes Involve new people Medium Church Model

Character Factors Medium Church Size 201-400 worshipers Orientation Programmatical Structure Stretched cells Leadership Resides in committees Pastor Administrator Decision Tree Made by committees, driven by changing needs Staff Pastor & small staff Growth Factors Factors Medium Church

Change Middle out through key committees Growth Patterns Program model through key ministry Growth Obstacles Inadequate facilities Inadequate staff Inadequate finances Poor administration Increasing complexity Growth Strategies Develop distinct identity Add additional staff Multi use facility Offer multiple worship services Develop long-range plan Improve quality of ministry Large Church Model Character

Factors Large Church Size 401+ worshipers Orientation Organizational Structure Multiple cell Leadership Resides in selected leaders Pastor Leader Decision Tree Made by staff & leaders, driven by vision Staff Multiple staff Growth Factors Factors Large Church Change Top down through key leaders

Growth Patterns Proclamation model through word of mouth Growth Obstacles Poor assimilation Increased bureaucracy Poor communication Loss of vision Lack of member care Growth Strategies Renew vision Design assimilation plan Streamline procedures Offer need-based events Adjust leadership roles Increase the number of small groups Overt Covert

Map A Ministry Forward ` Map A Ministry Backward Deepen Simplify There is a clear structure for making disciples TBC has strong, progressive biblical

teaching and preaching Discipleship Evangelism Expect Multiply Inward spiritual growth that leads to outward focus to reach other for Christ A visible

attitude of commitment to the body of Christ and the Great Commission Harvest Level Level s of Com mitm ent Come

Level Interest Level Disciple Level Develop Level Intimate Level Population of Palestine Eventually, the world

UNACQUAINTED The Multitudes Interested others (Feeding the 5,000) COGNIZANT Evangelistic Contacts Those Jesus touched (The woman at the well) CURIOSITY The Seventy Disciples at a distance COMMITTED

The Twelve Those up close and personal disciples SACRIFICIAL The Three Jesus inner circle INTIMATE

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