Taking Church to the next level-Part 3

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  • Please, where could I locate the part 4 of 'taking Church to the next level'? I found the materials (parts 1 -3) useful for instruction in our churches in Nigeria. Thanks for helping us to grow our churches here.
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Taking Church to the next level-Part 3

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

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