Well, after much peer encouragement, a tad of harassment and no small degree of procrastination I am joining the blog world.
Though this is my personal blog I will be drawing on my 37 years of serving on a church staff to engage with those of you who love the local church and want to see it be everything God intended for it to be.
If you resonate with the words of David in Psalm 69:9, “for a zeal for your house consumes me…..” then this blog is for you.
I will focus on my passion, helping ministers and church leaders bring intentional and God-honoring structure to their ministries and churches.
My theology is that God is a God of order and expects life and ministry to be done “in a fitting and orderly way.”
My philosophy is that just as a grape vine cannot produce healthy fruit without a trellis, a minister or a church without effective structure is typically unhealthy and fails to reach their Kingdom impact potential.
My methodology will be shared by blogging around what I have discovered are “The 10 M’s of Sacred Structure for 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
My goal is to create relevant and helpful content in each of these areas that can be applied to the life and work of ministers and churches. I will try and post at least once a week, hopefully more.
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Please do provide me with feedback. I want this blog to be an environment where we can learn from each other and grow together in our understanding of church leadership.
Posted on October 3, 2013