Church Structure and Landing the Plane

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These are the slides I used at the Church Planters Academy (JoPa Productions) May, 2012.

These are meant to give some rational and encouragement for church planters to begin thinking about organizational structures for their communities.

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  • Church Structure and Landing the Plane

    1. 1. Church Planters Academy | May 2012Structure &OrganizationLanding the Plane Bruce Reyes-Chow #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    2. 2. Who leads and how? http://youtu.be/nf6gP3K3w5c Taiko Drummers Improvisation #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    3. 3. Why we avoid structure photo by robert madeira #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    4. 4. Why we avoid structureMost structures are notbuilt for adaptability photo by robert madeira #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    5. 5. Why we avoid structureMost structures are notbuilt for adaptabilityMost structures do notinspire innovation photo by robert madeira #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    6. 6. Why we avoid structureMost structures are notbuilt for adaptabilityMost structures do notinspire innovationMost structures are tiredand burdensome photo by robert madeira #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    7. 7. Why we avoid structureMost structures are notbuilt for adaptabilityMost structures do notinspire innovationMost structures are tiredand burdensomeStructures have been usedto control and marginalize photo by robert madeira #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    8. 8. Why we avoid structureMost structures are notbuilt for adaptabilityMost structures do notinspire innovationMost structures are tiredand burdensomeStructures have been usedto control and marginalizeExperimenting w/worship ismore fun than developingorganizational systems photo by robert madeira #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    9. 9. Why we avoid structureMost structures are notbuilt for adaptabilityMost structures do notinspire innovationMost structures are tiredand burdensomeStructures have been usedto control and marginalizeExperimenting w/worship ismore fun than developingorganizational systemsstructure makes real our photo by robert madeirapastoral finitude #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    10. 10. Why embrace structure Photo by Kalexanderson #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    11. 11. Why embrace structurewhen any group of peoplegathers, some kind ofstructure, healthy orotherwise, will take root Photo by Kalexanderson #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    12. 12. Why embrace structurewhen any group of peoplegathers, some kind ofstructure, healthy orotherwise, will take rootinnovation takes placefor all other aspects ofchurch life and culture Photo by Kalexanderson #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    13. 13. Why embrace structurewhen any group of peoplegathers, some kind ofstructure, healthy orotherwise, will take rootinnovation takes placefor all other aspects ofchurch life and culturereflective structuresavoid institutionalmarginalization Photo by Kalexanderson #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    14. 14. Why embrace structurewhen any group of peoplegathers, some kind ofstructure, healthy orotherwise, will take rootinnovation takes placefor all other aspects ofchurch life and culturereflective structuresavoid institutionalmarginalizationhealthy structures equipcommunities to managepolarities and maintain Photo by Kalexandersoncultural continuity #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    15. 15. Mission Bay Church #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    16. 16. Mission Bay Churchjust a church, reformedand presbyterian #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    17. 17. Mission Bay Churchjust a church, reformedand presbyteriantraditioned gen y’s, 22-35 #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    18. 18. Mission Bay Churchjust a church, reformedand presbyteriantraditioned gen y’s, 22-35reconstructed religiosity #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    19. 19. Mission Bay Churchjust a church, reformedand presbyteriantraditioned gen y’s, 22-35reconstructed religiositytransient city lovers #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    20. 20. Mission Bay Churchjust a church, reformedand presbyteriantraditioned gen y’s, 22-35reconstructed religiositytransient city lovers“progressive” v. Liberal #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    21. 21. Mission Bay Churchjust a church, reformedand presbyteriantraditioned gen y’s, 22-35reconstructed religiositytransient city lovers“progressive” v. Liberalopen source sensibilities #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    22. 22. Mission Bay Churchjust a church, reformedand presbyteriantraditioned gen y’s, 22-35reconstructed religiositytransient city lovers“progressive” v. Liberalopen source sensibilitiesembraced ambiguity #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    23. 23. Mission Bay Churchjust a church, reformedand presbyteriantraditioned gen y’s, 22-35reconstructed religiositytransient city lovers“progressive” v. Liberalopen source sensibilitiesembraced ambiguityintuitive diversity #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    24. 24. Mission Bay Churchjust a church, reformedand presbyteriantraditioned gen y’s, 22-35reconstructed religiositytransient city lovers“progressive” v. Liberalopen source sensibilitiesembraced ambiguityintuitive diversityconsistency of vibe #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    25. 25. Mission Bay Churchjust a church, reformedand presbyteriantraditioned gen y’s, 22-35reconstructed religiositytransient city lovers“progressive” v. Liberalopen source sensibilitiesembraced ambiguityintuitive diversityconsistency of vibeinstitutional fluidity #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    26. 26. Institutional Fluidity #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    27. 27. Institutional Fluidityan organizational structure that names boundaries and assets, - not a free-for-all - embodies vision and culture, - integrated leadership - unleashes creativity and innovation, - calcification avoidance - and mediates the ebbs and flow of life. - rhythm, consistency and calm - #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    28. 28. The Institution #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    29. 29. The InstitutionWhat is the purpose, result and meaning ofthe structure: session, board, lead team etc. #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    30. 30. The InstitutionWhat is the purpose, result and meaning ofthe structure: session, board, lead team etc. Called to embody and cultivate the culture and posture of the ministry #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    31. 31. The InstitutionWhat is the purpose, result and meaning ofthe structure: session, board, lead team etc. Called to embody and cultivate the culture and posture of the ministry Responsible for the long-term mission and governance of the particular church #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    32. 32. The InstitutionWhat is the purpose, result and meaning ofthe structure: session, board, lead team etc. Called to embody and cultivate the culture and posture of the ministry Responsible for the long-term mission and governance of the particular church administer, operate and support meaningful expressions of church life #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    33. 33. The InstitutionWhat is the purpose, result and meaning ofthe structure: session, board, lead team etc. Called to embody and cultivate the culture and posture of the ministry Responsible for the long-term mission and governance of the particular church administer, operate and support meaningful expressions of church life nurture and nudge the church’s pastoral, prophetic, priestly and poetic expressions #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    34. 34. The InstitutionWhat is the purpose, result and meaning ofthe structure: session, board, lead team etc. Called to embody and cultivate the culture and posture of the ministry Responsible for the long-term mission and governance of the particular church administer, operate and support meaningful expressions of church life nurture and nudge the church’s pastoral, prophetic, priestly and poetic expressions be an individual’s meaningful and particular expression of commitment to a local context #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    35. 35. The language of MBCC #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    36. 36. The language of MBCCThe nature of MBCC: #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    37. 37. The language of MBCCThe nature of MBCC: Undefinable and Describable #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    38. 38. The language of MBCCThe nature of MBCC: Undefinable and Describable Transient and Committed #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    39. 39. The language of MBCCThe nature of MBCC: Undefinable and Describable Transient and Committed Traditioned and Creative #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    40. 40. The language of MBCCThe nature of MBCC: Undefinable and Describable Transient and Committed Traditioned and Creative Technical and Experiential #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    41. 41. The language of MBCCThe nature of MBCC: Undefinable and Describable Transient and Committed Traditioned and Creative Technical and Experiential Focused and Distractible #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    42. 42. The language of MBCCThe nature of MBCC: Undefinable and Describable Transient and Committed Traditioned and Creative Technical and Experiential Focused and Distractible Maturing and Unsure #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    43. 43. The language of MBCCThe nature of MBCC: Undefinable and Describable Transient and Committed Traditioned and Creative Technical and Experiential Focused and Distractible Maturing and Unsure Overextended and Willing #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    44. 44. Lost in translation #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    45. 45. Lost in translation Undefinable and Describable Transient and Committed Traditioned and Creative Technical and Experiential Focused and Distractible Maturing and Unsure Overextended and Willing #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    46. 46. Lost in translation Undefinable and ➡ Monolithic and Describable definable culture Transient and Committed Traditioned and Creative Technical and Experiential Focused and Distractible Maturing and Unsure Overextended and Willing #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    47. 47. Lost in translation Undefinable and ➡ Monolithic and Describable definable culture Transient and ➡ Lifetime and Committed longevity values Traditioned and Creative Technical and Experiential Focused and Distractible Maturing and Unsure Overextended and Willing #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    48. 48. Lost in translation Undefinable and ➡ Monolithic and Describable definable culture Transient and ➡ Lifetime and Committed longevity values Traditioned and ➡ Tradition without Creative meaning Technical and Experiential Focused and Distractible Maturing and Unsure Overextended and Willing #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    49. 49. Lost in translation Undefinable and ➡ Monolithic and Describable definable culture Transient and ➡ Lifetime and Committed longevity values Traditioned and ➡ Tradition without Creative meaning Technical and ➡ Technology as a tool Experiential and means to an end Focused and Distractible Maturing and Unsure Overextended and Willing #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    50. 50. Lost in translation Undefinable and ➡ Monolithic and Describable definable culture Transient and ➡ Lifetime and Committed longevity values Traditioned and ➡ Tradition without Creative meaning Technical and ➡ Technology as a tool Experiential and means to an end Focused and ➡ Assumptions about Distractible process and time Maturing and Unsure Overextended and Willing #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    51. 51. Lost in translation Undefinable and ➡ Monolithic and Describable definable culture Transient and ➡ Lifetime and Committed longevity values Traditioned and ➡ Tradition without Creative meaning Technical and ➡ Technology as a tool Experiential and means to an end Focused and ➡ Assumptions about Distractible process and time Maturing and ➡ High or low Unsure expectations Overextended and Willing #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    52. 52. Lost in translation Undefinable and ➡ Monolithic and Describable definable culture Transient and ➡ Lifetime and Committed longevity values Traditioned and ➡ Tradition without Creative meaning Technical and ➡ Technology as a tool Experiential and means to an end Focused and ➡ Assumptions about Distractible process and time Maturing and ➡ High or low Unsure expectations Overextended and ➡ Understanding of Willing use of time #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    53. 53. The Interpretation #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    54. 54. The InterpretationTerms of service: three years, but withpermission to leave #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    55. 55. The InterpretationTerms of service: three years, but withpermission to leaveHow F2F time is used: life-giving work,meaningful study and organizational thinking #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    56. 56. The InterpretationTerms of service: three years, but withpermission to leaveHow F2F time is used: life-giving work,meaningful study and organizational thinkingHow “business” is done: online decision-makingand other time-saving technologies #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    57. 57. The InterpretationTerms of service: three years, but withpermission to leaveHow F2F time is used: life-giving work,meaningful study and organizational thinkingHow “business” is done: online decision-makingand other time-saving technologiesHow responsibilities are given: projects,areas, and built in latitude to shift foci #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    58. 58. The InterpretationTerms of service: three years, but withpermission to leaveHow F2F time is used: life-giving work,meaningful study and organizational thinkingHow “business” is done: online decision-makingand other time-saving technologiesHow responsibilities are given: projects,areas, and built in latitude to shift fociHow meetings are held: life-giving andcreative setting #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    59. 59. The InterpretationTerms of service: three years, but withpermission to leaveHow F2F time is used: life-giving work,meaningful study and organizational thinkingHow “business” is done: online decision-makingand other time-saving technologiesHow responsibilities are given: projects,areas, and built in latitude to shift fociHow meetings are held: life-giving andcreative settingCulture and Posture: trusting, honest andpermission giving #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    60. 60. Questions . .. #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    61. 61. Questions . .. #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    62. 62. Questions . .. #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    63. 63. Questions . .. #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    64. 64. Questions . .. #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    65. 65. Questions . .. #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    66. 66. Questions . .. #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    67. 67. Questions . .. #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    68. 68. Questions . .. #cpa2012 | @breyeschow
    69. 69. Questions . .. All slides will be available on www.slideshare.com/breyeschow #cpa2012 | @breyeschow

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