I’ve heard it said to church leaders that their church could be one of four churches located at a four-way intersection and each church could fulfill the needs of its people if they were all pursuing the distinct assignment that God had given them.
Think about that for a moment. Is your church fulfilling the assignment that God originally gave it?
Perhaps it’s time to re-evaluate all of those new programs, and ask the question, “Are we staying true to the mission and vision that God assigned to this congregation?” Or, is your church reacting to new opportunities that seem like good ideas because the church down the road is doing it?
Pray about what God originally laid on the hearts of your congregation, and ACT on it!
There are many tools and resources available to help church leaders get their members to re-focus on what’s important.
Allowing someone from outside the church (or ministry) to conduct a simple off-site meeting with your leadership team can do wonders in helping a congregation see itself as the community sees them.
This process of bringing in some “outside-in thinking” will force your team to take off their rose-colored glasses, and allow hidden problems to surface and be repaired. Sometimes it’s hard for us to see problems in our churches, and you can’t fix what you don’t know is broken!
As churches, we are not called to be successful, but to be faithful!
I’d love to hear some feedback on how your church is fulfilling its assignment?