How to Hone Your Church’s Systems for Maximum Impact – Part 3

If you are just joining this Blog, we have spent the last few days looking at how all 8 of the Systems play such a vital role in all that we do in ministry.

We’re taking a multiple part blog series to evaluate a recent story sent to me from  John Newland, a 3 time coaching participant and the impact he saw on his Big Event because of all of the systems.

Today we’ll look and see how the last 4 of our systems really helped make his Family Festival a huge success and then Tomorrow I will share the results of all the implementation!

* We used many of your strategies for WORSHIP ministry from your systems to focus people for six weeks leading up to this day. 

First, we set our calendar months in advance (didn’t learn about annual planning until we were six months out of this event, but we worked hard to play catch-up). 

Second, we designed a sermon series that would systematically prepare people to launch out for a harvest in the Kingdom of God. 

* We used many of your strategies for SMALL GROUPS contained in your book Activate to reinforce the need for unified service to our church and community. 

First, each small group was assigned the task of coming up with a unique and significant giveaway for our guests. 

Second, each small group “sponsored” an area of ministry to provide oversight responsibility for pre-event projects, during event projects, and post event projects. 

* We used many of your strategies for LEADERSHIP from your systems to keep our people on target for the purpose of our event. 

First, our leaders defined the purpose of the event and the sub-purposes of each constituent part of the process, by forging agreements beforehand to prevent disagreements during the “game.” 

Second, we had enough meetings to provide adequate communication, but not so many that we were micro-managing the key players. 

* We used many of your strategies for STRATEGIC SYSTEMS from your systems to set us up for real, quantifiable data for strategic improvement for our next event. 

First, we set up a way to track our outreach strategies with the Connection Card. 

Second, we had pre-production meetings that went back to our previous events and thoroughly examined what we liked and what we didn’t like about other events and strategized how to get what we wanted through metrics rather than just have an event with no way of knowing what happened. 

Dr. John Newland, Senior Pastor, Fall Creek Baptist Church, Indianapolis, IN

Now that you have seen how Fall Creek Baptist Church used all 8 systems, join me tomorrow as I give you the great outcome! After looking at all 8 systems, You can see that systems really cover every aspect of church life.

It is not a matter of if you do or do not have systems in your church, the question is “How healthy are your systems?”

If you have not yet been able to implement the systems in your church, I would like to invite you to consider joining my Senior Pastor Tele-Coaching Network.

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Nelson Searcy is an experienced church growth strategist, pastor, church planter and coach, consulting with churches around the world. As founder of Church Leader Insights and the Renegade Pastors Network, he has personally trained more than 3,500 church leaders in over 45 denominations through live events, seminars and monthly coaching. Nelson is also the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Journey Church, with locations across New York City and in Boca Raton, FL. Nelson and his church routinely appear on lists such as “The 50 Most Influential Churches” and “The 25 Most Innovative Leaders.” He is the author of over 100 church growth resources and 18+ books, including The Renegade Pastor: Abandoning Average in Your Life, Ministry and The Difference Maker: Using Your Everyday Life for Eternal Impact, and At the Cross with the People Who Were There. He and his wife, Kelley, have one son, Alexander.

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