For the last several months, I’ve been working on the systems for our church.
I have identified 13 different systems that we will need to have in place BEFORE we launch.
- Leadership Structure: How our church is led
- Communication: How we communicate in and to our church
- Financial: How the finances are handled in our church
- Campus management (i.e. Facilities): How our facilities are secured, maintained, and transitions are made
- Marketing: How we present our church to the community
- Weekend: How we prepare for and present the weekend experience
- Evangelism: How we lead people into the life Jesus promised
- Assimilation: How we get people to return and get involved in our church
- Discipleship: How we facilitate spiritual growth and healthy community
- Volunteers: How we connect people to fulfilling service
- Stewardship: How we develop visionary givers
- Leadership: How we raise up leaders in our church
- Strategic evaluation: How we review, evaluate, and revise our systems
For each system we are working to clarify the win. In other words, we want to be able to identify “success” for each system so that we know it is working!
We will regularly evaluate our systems to assure that they are in a synergistic relationship and NOT working against each other!
We are writing down each of these systems on paper so that when we start the church we won’t be “trying to figure it out” as we go!
We are also working to create systems that are reproducible that so that when we are doing ministry in multiple venues (i.e. multi-site church) the systems will be transferable.
Now, I’m quite certain that we will have a lot to figure out as we get started, but cool enough, we will have a starting point… the systems that we have developed and written out!
I’ll be talking more about these systems in weeks to come, but for now… I’ve gotta run!