Taking Church to the next level-Part 3

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Part 3 of 4 of a Study about Church growth

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  • 1. Part 3Taking South Shore Community Church to…
    THE NEXT LEVEL
  • 2. Part 1 HUMAN LIFE CYCLE
  • 3. Part 1 PREDICTABLE LIFE CYCLE OF A CHURCH
    Consolidating
    Church
    Growing
    Church
    Declining
    Church
    Emerging
    Church
    Dying
    Church
  • 4. Part 2LEADERSHIP TYPES
    OPERATOR
    ORGANIZER
    REORGANIZER
    CATALYZER
    SUPER REORGANIZER
  • 5. Part 2CONSTANT RENEWAL
  • 6. ST-JUDE, QUEBEC - 2010
  • 7. The House built on Sand
    The foundation is invisible.
    Absence of water or too much water can produce a sinkhole
  • 8. FLORIDA
    SINKHOLES
  • 9. FLORIDA
    SINKHOLES
  • 10. THE ROLE OF A PASTOR
    The Pastor is more than just a Sunday Preacher
    The Pastor has to examine the foundation of the Church and make sure it’s solid ground…
  • 11. Part 3 – The Next Level
    I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been – Wayne Gretzky
  • 12. FEEDBACK LOOPS
    All congregations have what we call feedback loops.
    GROWTH: Positive loops are: Conversions, Births, People transferring
    DECREASE: Negative loops are the exact opposite
  • 13. POSITIVE LOOPS
    PEOPLE ADDED PER YEAR BY CONVERSIONS BIRTH AND TRANSFERRENCE
    CONGREGATION SIZE GROWS
  • 14. NEGATIVE LOOPS
    PEOPLE SUBTRACTED PER YEAR BY REVERSIONS DEATH AND TRANSFERRENCE
    CONGREGATION SIZE DECLINES
  • 15. CONGREGATION
    NEGATIVE
    LOOPS
    POSITIVE
    LOOPS
    CONGREGATION SIZE
  • 16. INFLUENCE OF LOOPS
    Positive loops
    Negative loops
    Balance of
    Positive and
    Negative Loops
  • 17. Ministry Capital
    Soundness of Doctrine and Values. Prayer Life. Vision.
    Spiritual
    Quality of Leadership. Talents of Pastor
    Directional
    Unity. Fellowship. Community relations.
    Relational
    Structural
    Philosophy. Ways of Working together
    Building. Location. Visibility.
    Physical
  • 18. MINISTRY CAPITAL
    SIZE
    Spiritual
    Spiritual
    Directional
    Directional
    MINISTRY
    CAPITAL
    Relational
    Relational
    Structural
    Structural
    Physical
    Physical
  • 19. CHURCH GROWTH
    Plateau of Church Growth in North America
    10,000
    6,000
    3,000
    1,200
    800
    400
    200
    125
    85
    35
  • 20. SMALL CHURCH BARRIERS
    NEW CEILING
    400
    CEILING (resistance)
    NEW FLOOR
    200
    CHOICE
    POINT
    AVERAGE: 125
    85
    FLOOR (support)
  • 21. WHAT ARE OUR WEAK POINTS?
    Soundness of Doctrine and Values. Prayer Life. Vision.
    Spiritual
    Quality of Leadership. Talents of Pastor
    Directional
    Unity. Fellowship. Community relations.
    Relational
    Structural
    Philosophy. Ways of Working together
    Building. Location. Visibility.
    Physical
  • 22. RULE FOR GROWTH
    ORGANIZATIONAL EXPANSION ALWAYS PRECEDES NUMERICAL INCREASE
  • 23. TYPES OF CHURCHES
    15 to 200 – RELATIONAL
    200 to 400 – MANAGERIAL
    400 to 800 – ORGANIZATIONAL
    800 to 1,500 – CENTRALIZED
    + 1,500 - DECENTRALIZED
  • 24. CHURCHES WITH 150
    OFTEN THEY FIND THEY MUST EMPLOY THE SERVICES OF A BI-VOCATIONAL PASTOR OR PERHAPS PAY A PASTOR A LOWER THAN AVERAGE SALARY
  • 25. THE TEXT BOOK SAYS: TO BREAK THE 200 BARRIER…
    THE CHURCH NEEDS: + 1 SECOND FULL-TIME PASTOR + 2 FULL-TIME SUPPPORT STAFF
    GROWTH RULE: 1 PASTOR FOR EVERY 150 PEOPLE + 1 SUPPORT STAFF PER PASTOR
  • 26. Some people don’t
    Want the
    Church to
    Grow
    Because
    They are afraid
    Of loosing
    The false
    Sense of
    CONTROL
    Watch for the spirit of
    JEZEBEL !
  • 27. GROWING to the NEXT LEVEL
    Floor: 200 / Ceiling: 400
  • 28. Part 4FINAL PRESENTATIONNEXT WEEK
    THE NEXT STEP REQUIRES A CHOICE AND A CHANGE OF STRUCTURE
    LEADERSHIP AND MEMBERSHIP MUST MAKE A CHOICE