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A quick fix?

Posted by dturn on March 4, 2006

I read an interesting article in INC magazine called “How would you fix General Motors?” It mentioned 6 things that I believe could also help the church.

1. Design Better

Yes we are in the 21st century. While the world moves on around us, we seem stuck. New products, new ways of delivering products, new ways to communicate. We need more ministry more types of people. Ministry for everyone.

2. Back the Product

we need to follow our words and sermons up with action. The world hears us talk about God but the hardly ever see Him move through His church. Most of the time we are protesting and boycotting. When is the last time the church had something positive to report on? I like what Mark Batterson and NCC are doing. If we don’t believe in what we are doing, no one else will.

3. Embrace Creative Destruction

sometimes we get too attached to a program or ministry. We have to learn to detach ourselves. If it doesn’t work, don’t be afraid to pull the plug. Too often we want to do things just because “that’s what we’ve always done”. Forget about the act that attendance is down or interest is lacking . Don’t be afraid or prideful. If it’s not God’s will, pull the plug.

4. Wave the Flag

we should rally team members aroun the vision. Remind them about how valuable the are in God’s eyesight. Show support and appreciation for their hard work and volunteering.

5. Simplify the Business

Cut down the red tape. Get to know people an their purpose. It’s all about relationships.

6. Employ the Great Man Theory

keep Jesus first.

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One Response to “A quick fix?”

  1. Great article and I love the way you connected it with the church. Nice job. Thanks for this.

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