From My Notebook (17 February – 20 March 2020)

              These are notes/quotes in my notebook on which I will ACT (Act on, Contemplate, Teach).  These notes come from conversations with other people and murmurs within my head throughout the day. Jocko Willink's "Laws of Combat": 1) Cover and move, 2) Keep it simple, 3) Prioritize and execute, … Continue reading From My Notebook (17 February – 20 March 2020)

I’m getting pretty good at responding to e-mail

Now there's something I've not ever been able to say with a straight face! Anyone who knows me knows that it's not unheard of to have an e-mail note get lost in the swampland called "Paul's Inbox." That was until recently... When I realized that FOR THE SECOND TIME I had neglected to contact a … Continue reading I’m getting pretty good at responding to e-mail

Resources for creating organizational systems in the church (6 of 6)

The following are some resources that you may find helpful as you develop your thinking on systems. I have placed them in categories based on the thirteen systems I have identified within the church. This is NOT an exhaustive list by any means! I would love your feedback on additional resources for each system! Leadership … Continue reading Resources for creating organizational systems in the church (6 of 6)

3 principles for creating organizational systems (5 of 6)

There are three principles that you must keep in mind as you develop your systems and processes. Keep it Simple - or it won't happen. Too much "to-do" is like a pile of poo-poo... no one wants anything to do with it! If your system is going to work effectively, it must be simple. Create … Continue reading 3 principles for creating organizational systems (5 of 6)

How to create organizational systems and processes (4 of 6)

Systems. In order to determine the systems you need, a couple of things are necessary: You must be clear about the vision of the organization. You must be clear about the activities the organization must engage in to effectively achieve its goal. Systems genius, Nelson Searcy, has identified eight systems that are at work in … Continue reading How to create organizational systems and processes (4 of 6)

Organizational systems and processes are Biblical (3 of 6)

You've heard it before, the old argument that the church should not be run like a business. While I understand the heart of this argument, I disagree with it. "Business" is a neutral concept which is neither inherently good nor bad. Wikipedia says that "A business is a legally recognized organization designed to provide goods … Continue reading Organizational systems and processes are Biblical (3 of 6)