Posts

Showing posts from January, 2011

Great Blog from Perry Noble

Seven Gut Check Questions For Staff Members I shared these questions with our staff here at NewSpring Church in last weeks staff meeting and thought it might be helpful if I shared them here on my website. #1 – Would I attend this church if I were not on staff? If the answer is “no” then you should resign…immediately. God hasn’t called people in the ministry to work with a half hearted effort…and if you don’t believe in the vision/mission of your church enough to say that you would be there if they were not paying you then I am afraid your hearts isn’t there anyway. #2 – Would I volunteer in the area I am working in if I were not on staff? This question speaks to motive…if you would not volunteer to do the job you are being paid to do then, once again, you’ve got to ask if your heart is really there. (If you do not LOVE what you do then you are not going to be able to do what Scripture commands in Philippians 2:14 and Colossians 3:23-24 ). #3 – Do I feel entitled? There is nothi

2011 - ARE YOU READY?

You better be because we're here! 2011 is here and its fully intent on moving ahead with or without us, the nerve! As leaders in a growing and going church one of the hardest things we will ever have to do is to stay AHEAD of the church. In other words, we have to have a clear understanding of where we are headed, how we will lead to the desired destination, and what are the the necessary steps to take to get us to where God wants us to go and then the courage to take our church on this journey. One of the things I will be moving our team towards is getting our hands OFF THE MINISTRY and ONTO THE MINISTERS. I'm not going to elaborate on that just yet, I want it to simmer a little bit. So let me ask you, did 2010 go as expected for you as a leader? Whether it did or didn't THE PAST IS THE PAST, with all its successes and failures, THE PAST IS THE PAST. So embrace THE NOW, but begin this year with the END IN MIND. Fast forward to 2012, and write out what "happe