2 Tpr Ministry Vision Development


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A process for leading your church leadership team into developing a shared vision for the church

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  • The Hand of the Lord time is a time where guys can share what the Lord has been doing, how has the lord “shown up” in your life and ministry? It is also a time where you can share where you need to feel the Lord’s touch in the near future about specific issues. Encourage the guys to track these prayer requests and to be proactive in praying for the guys in the roundtable
  • This is the second level of Koinonia Connection. In this experience, keep the same groups, 2, 3 or 4. Have them share something from their past, a defining moment or a value that they stand for. Have them do this in 45 seconds or less and then to be quiet. The idea is for the others they are matched up with are then to ask questions, with the idea of “peeling the onion.” Empathic listening is the idea here with a view of getting to know more about their group.
  • Have flip chart paper attached to the walls of the meeting room. Make sure that there are markers for all. Have the participants go around the room and recount different positive events that have happened in the life of the church. “Unpack” those events after you have finished recording them on the flipchart paper. The idea is to look back and smile at the things that the Lord has accomplished.
  • A good passage to use, particularly 2:10, the above is my paraphrase.
  • Have the participants work through this by themselves, then build a list of the things that were raised.
  • List those items that are identified on a flip chart. Rank order them in order of importance. The ranking may be achieved by each person listing them 1 the most important and then down the line. Read each issue, then record the number the issue was given by each person, the lowest total is shows the overall thinking of the group.
  • Address each of the items identified using the SPECIFICS process.
  • There is a one page and a 2 page version of this form. Use the 2 page; it allows more space for writing.
  • List the issues and the plan for solution and identify timeline for completion of the solution
  • This is done on an individual basis.
  • This is done on an individual basis.
  • There is the right now, then the longer term solutions to accomplishing the vision. Develop a strategy for casting the vision w/ the congregation.
  • Do the hard work of developing the above. Use web searches to see what some of the other churches have done. Make sure they are short enough to remember easily, but comprehensive enough to represent what they need to represent.
  • The Acronym “Specifics” is a useful tool to assist in the remembering of the process of diagnosing and then generating solutions to problems that “draw our mind” to them. This is unpacked further in discussion around the KANI worksheet, next
  • 2 Tpr Ministry Vision Development

    1. 2. Village Missions Pilot
    2. 3. Agenda <ul><li>9:00 Self Introduction, “Koinonia Connection” and “Hand of the Lord Time </li></ul><ul><li>10:00 Ministry Vision Development Discussion </li></ul><ul><li>12:00 Working lunch </li></ul><ul><li>12:30 Discussion of KANI </li></ul><ul><li>2:30 Dismiss </li></ul>
    3. 4. Hand of the Lord
    4. 5. Koinonia Connection PAST Here is something about my past that would help you know me better DEFINING A difficult life experience which MOMENT helped me grow as a person was.. VALUES Here’s what I stand for… X Information + Feelings Information Only X
    5. 6. Building an Accountable Ministry Team Developing a common vision Something you may use with your Church Leadership
    6. 7. <ul><li>8:30 Devotional and Prayer (we are dependent on hearing from God) </li></ul><ul><li>9:00 Ebenezers </li></ul><ul><li>9:45 Break </li></ul><ul><li>10:00 State of the Church Discussion </li></ul><ul><li>11:00 Break </li></ul><ul><li>11:10 Projecting into the Future, God willing </li></ul>Developing a Common Vision You set the time frames for this. Likely, you’ll need more time for each of the components. It makes for a great Leadership Retreat experience.
    7. 8. Developing Expectations & Celebrating the “Ebenezers” <ul><li>What are memories of significant “Happenings” that have occurred at you church? What are some of the things that God has done in your midst? </li></ul><ul><li>List these on the flip chart paper on the walls by time frame (decades, years, etc.) </li></ul>
    8. 9. Ephesians 2: 1-10 What are the Cool Things that God has Prepared for You to do Today? (GW paraphrase)
    9. 10. State of the Church Discussion, Diagnosing the Current Situation The 4 Question Diagnostic Work through this by yourselves, then discuss with the group.
    10. 11. Rank Order the Issues <ul><li>List the issues </li></ul><ul><li>Rank order them in order of importance as you see them </li></ul><ul><li>Gather the rankings for each issue, the one w/ the lowest total is first, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>We’ll then address them in order using… </li></ul><ul><li>The SPECIFICS process </li></ul>
    11. 12. State of the Church Discussion, Diagnosing the Current Situation <ul><li>S…ituation </li></ul><ul><li>P…roblem </li></ul><ul><li>E…vidence – is it measureable? </li></ul><ul><li> What is the cost $$, image, reputation.?? </li></ul><ul><li>C…onsequences over time </li></ul><ul><li>I…mplications </li></ul><ul><li>F…uture Fix </li></ul><ul><li>I…mplications </li></ul><ul><li>C…onstraints </li></ul>What are the Issues?
    12. 14. What’s next? <ul><li>Right Now </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What are the current issues that need to be addressed? </li></ul></ul>
    13. 15. Church Leadership Vision 5 Minute Free Writing Exercise; Describe in vivid detail, what you think the church should look like in 5 years. Write a paragraph with this description.
    14. 16. Church Leadership Vision Circle those key word or phrases that suggest that significant change needs to take place for this to occur
    15. 17. <ul><li>Using a flip chart, list all of the ideas that surfaced during the 5 minute writing exercise. </li></ul><ul><li>Rework / combine them into simple (not compound) goal statements </li></ul><ul><li>Rank order them in order of priority </li></ul>Church Leadership Vision
    16. 18. What’s next? <ul><li>Right Now </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What are the current issues that need to be addressed? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For the Long Term </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What are the long term vision driven goals that need to be planned and achieved? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What is the Vision Casting Strategy that needs to be developed? </li></ul>
    17. 19. What is the Vision Casting Strategy that needs to be developed? <ul><li>70% of the congregation will be slow to adopt the vision </li></ul><ul><li>15% will adopt right away </li></ul><ul><li>15% will highly resist any change </li></ul><ul><li>You have been living with the development of the vision for sometime, the congregation has not, what sensitivities need to be accounted for? </li></ul>
    18. 20. Church Leadership Vision <ul><li>Purpose: why we exist as a church body </li></ul><ul><li>Vision: where we are going </li></ul><ul><li>Core Values: those things that distinguish us </li></ul><ul><li>Mission / Objective statements: directional </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies & Tactics: getting into the details </li></ul><ul><li>Ministry Plans: getting defined, measureable, time sensitive </li></ul><ul><li>Individual Staff (paid and unpaid) Ministry Plans for the current ministry year </li></ul>
    19. 21. Roundtable Covenant <ul><li>This is our roundtable, as such, it will be essential that we establish a “behavior covenant.” What are some of the behavioral expectations that could be a part of this covenant? </li></ul><ul><li>Confidentiality, Reliability, Commitment, Trustworthiness, Excellence, Engagement, Encouraging… </li></ul>
    20. 22. Dealing with the KANI’s of Life and Ministry <ul><li>S…ituation </li></ul><ul><li>P…roblem </li></ul><ul><li>E…vidence </li></ul><ul><li>C…onsequences </li></ul><ul><li>I…mplications </li></ul><ul><li>F…uture Fix </li></ul><ul><li>I…mplications </li></ul><ul><li>C…onstraints </li></ul>What are the Issues?
    21. 26. Debrief <ul><li>What did you learn today? </li></ul><ul><li>What are you going to do differently as a result of the time spent today </li></ul><ul><li>How are you going to “carve” that into your “doing?” </li></ul>