Essentials Part 11: Systems

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This week’s Essential: Systems. See my prior ten posts for other ministry growth Essentials. Genesis 1 and 2 are full of order and symmetry. Everything is in its proper place. There are systems for creating, naming, marrying, populating and ruling. No doubt God sees ahead to a massive falling out (Genesis 3), the selection of a people for Himself, a royal …

Essentials Part 10: Proper Slotting

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Ministry Growth Essentials thus far: Healthy at the core. High quality, low complexity. Prayed up. Outreach (evangelism) is indispensable. Leadership is a privilege. Positive Traditions 7. This week’s Essential:  Proper Slotting Recently I spent some time with a highly talented ministry person. Unfortunately her position was not a good “fit” for her.  We agreed that she could gut it out …

Essentials Part 9: Positive Traditions

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Every time I sit down to write about Essentials for ministry growth, which I’ve done the past eight weeks, a shiver of fear goes right through me. Fear? Yeah. Fear that I’m wasting your time. Fear that my blogs aren’t worth reading. Fear that these “Essentials for growth” are so obvious and so lacking in profundity that I should take …

Essentials Part 8: A Leadership Parable

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For seven weeks now I’ve been talking about Essentials for ministry growth. In this post I have a radical suggestion to make. It’s taken from a short module on growth that I’ve been doing for campus and church ministries. Let’s say a cool guy, Joe, approaches me about joining a men’s Bible study. I ask Joe who else is in the group …