In this earlier post we established the importance of planning for your church / organization. We concluded if you aren’t deliberate about activities you’d be prone to distractions. Not only that, but that you also risk wasting and abusing resources. There are many things we can explore in relation to strategy. A culture of planning in your church or organization is critical for sustained impact.
Effective churches and organizations are focused. As much as they can, they’re deliberate with the why as well as what and how they do what they do. This is impossible without planning. Anything sustained and significant in church or organizational life cannot happen by accident. Planning can’t be an optional extra if you’re going to be faithful mission-stewards. You probably know on the importance of planning in your church but this post is worth your attention.
Android or iOS. macOS or Windows. IndieBound or Amazon. Latte or batch brew. We’re a generation riddled with a multitude of choices. It is so bad that our generation suffers from choice-fatigue. Because we take all of ourselves everywhere we go, this extends to our work. It even goes as far as our approach to our churches’ mission.
“Worship leaders” aren’t as ‘contemporary’ as some think they are. If you pay careful attention, particularly in the Old Testament, you’ll see that there are people who facilitated worship. The ‘priesthood of all believers’ doesn’t take away from that we all have different giftings. And one of those areas of gifting is music. Music is one of the ways of expressing worship. Many churches do this weekly. How we facilitate or lead in the time of worship can hinder or enable people from connecting with God.
Regardless of the size of your church you don’t have the luxury of debating when and why you should use church management system (ChMS) or software. If anything, this post is helping you clarify the why. I’ll also suggest some self-diagnostic questions. We’ll also explore what should / shouldn’t be happening in churches already using ChMS. So, churches already using ChMS should also find this useful.
I love the Church and I want it to thrive. As a result, I’m often occupied about how true to our identity we are as the Church. This means ongoing introspection, and, sometimes saying something. I’m generally opinionated and, at the same time, always reigning myself in. Particularly on social media. Among the many subjects I can get worked up about, the Church is at the top. Interestingly, it is also the one subject I’m most careful about. This applies even more in times of failure of / in churches. I dare critique my / our critique.