Practical Steps for Leading a Church off the Plateau

January 6, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Arts & Humanities, Performing Arts, Drama
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Practical Steps for Leading a Church off the Plateau

By Dr. Tom Cheyney Company

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Practical Steps for Leading a Church off the Plateau

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Practical Steps for Leading a Church off the Plateau

Mobilize a prayer coalition to begin praying for church renewal and revitalization!  It is amazing how often this is done as an after thought or as an add on after everything else has been decided.  Keeping prayer first and foremost is essential!  Any growing church moves forward only on it knees.  When the membership gets serious about prayer God can do amazing things!

Practical Steps for Leading a Church off the Plateau

Cast a gripping vision of what the church could become.  You must see the vision as a possibility and then lead your people to see it as a possibility as well.  Groundwork to achieve the vision must be done.  Here are some of the BIG ones: Build relationships as early and often as possible, Train staff and laity, Keep vision casting, Pep up the music just a little, Keep growing the prayer partner ministry, Help new members fit in, create new ministries that will facilitate growth, Preach & Teach on what it takes to be a healthy growing church, change the perception that everyone is a minister at this growing church!

Practical Steps for Leading a Church off the Plateau

Renew, reinvent, and refresh your mission statement so that everyone can catch it! (10 words or less)  Work together on this statement and make it theirs as well as yours.

Practical Steps for Leading a Church off the Plateau

Develop a working strategy for present, near future, and long term growth.  Connect the laity to the work of ministry.  Form the Church Revitalization Dream Team  Work on ways to accommodate growth  Add services  Make reaching people the new priority

Practical Steps for Leading a Church off the Plateau

Allow God to provide for the financial resources needed for the church.

Practical Steps for Leading a Church off the Plateau

Keep personal evangelism on the front burner and lead lost people to Christ!  Light a candle when some gets saved! Salvation candle  Keep your commitment to evangelism public  Remember the responsibility for keeping evangelism a priority in the senior pastor and no one else!  Keep the fire burning!  Disciple those who are won to Christ.  Share the plan of salvation in your new members class.  Give your fellowship handles for doing evangelism.

Practical Steps for Leading a Church off the Plateau

Conduct Special Evangelistic Events that will create awareness of your churches love for the community.  Use the natural seasons for events.  Become known as a church of compassion for its community.  Utilize the media to help you share your story.

Practical Steps for Leading a Church off the Plateau

Openly and outwardly display to your community your love in specific practical ways that demonstrate this love.      

Practical Steps for Leading a Church off the Plateau

Within your organization structure begin new classes and programs to meet new needs.       

Practical Steps for Leading a Church off the Plateau

Utilize music, drama, and video to enhance the evangelistic emphasis of the church.

Practical Steps for Leading a Church off the Plateau

If you can not implement all of these steps, begin where you can and then plan for the future. Work hard to include all age groups in evangelism. Allow evangelism to become the driving force in revitalizing your church! When it becomes the top priority new life will surge into your fellowship. Keep evangelism the driving force.

Practical Steps for Leading a Church off the Plateau

By Dr. Tom Cheyney Company

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