If you are an “organizationally challenged” pastor or minister does any of the following sound familiar?
“I’ve read every management book I can find and I’m more confused than ever.”
“I know my church needs to be better structured but I don’t know where to start.”
“I know I need to be better organized but I’ve tried everything and nothing is working.”
Here is a hard truth: Most clergy are not trained or gifted organizationally.
And yet, today more than ever the demands of the local church require clergy to be both leaders and managers, or as I like to say “leadagers.”
You may be a gifted spiritual leader but lacking as an organizational leader. You may sense the need and want your life, ministry and church to be better structured and ordered but simply don’t know how.
If you said “Yes” to any of the above, then the easy to understand and apply organizational tools and resources provided by Sacred Structures is for you.
Our resources and services are designed to help you address the following common church organizational challenges:
- Leading Change
- Staff Hiring
- Volunteer Enlistment
- Meaningful Meetings
The goal of Sacred Structures is to help ministers and the churches they serve become more effective and to maximize their Kingdom impact by offering tools, resources, inspiration and insights in foundational areas of church leadership and management.
My theology is rooted in the belief that God is a God of order and expects life and ministry to be done “in a fitting and orderly way.”
My philosophy is reflected in the metaphor of the vineyard. Just as a grape vine cannot produce healthy fruit without a trellis, a minister or a church without effective structure fails to be the missional, multiplying, discipling, reaching and transforming force that God intended.
My methodology is shared by blogging, speaking, coaching, training and consulting around what I have discovered are Ten Sacred Structures for Healthy Ministers and Churches.
- Mission – the church’s purpose, values and vision
- Manpower – the church’s staff and volunteers
- Methods – the church’s plans, programs, objectives and strategies
- Money – the church’s budget, funding and financial stewardship
- Movement – the growth, change and development of the church
- Meetings – the congregational, leadership and staff decision making gatherings of the church
- Maximization – the church’s priorities, effectiveness and efficiency
- Measurement – the alignment, goals, accountabilities and scorecard of the church
- Messages – the language and communication of the church
- Might – the leadership and governance of the church
Intentional structure for the sacred work of ministers, church leaders and churches is my passion and is the guiding value of everything on this site. If you resonate with the words of David in Psalm 69:9 ”My strong passion for your house completely consumes me.” (Expanded Bible) then this site is for you.
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