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If you read my first blog about the HOLY UTILITY BELT you had to figure I would add a picture of BATMAN somewhere along the line!  Honestly how cool is this picture, lol! So we are talking through what every  KINGDOM IMPACT LEADER needs to have on the HOLY UTILITY BELT !  The truth is we have to constantly look at what we are carrying around because over time we pick up a lot of things that CLUTTER UP and GET IN THE WAY of the things we really need to be EFFECTIVE in ministry.   The first was THE MATRIX !  Every leader needs to have in their possession   THEIR MATRIX and they need to know how to use it.  For more information on the power and purpose of THE MATRIX refer to the previous blog. So lets talk about the second tool that  GAME CHANGING LEADERS need.  Its what we call THE BLACK BOOK !  Sounds mysterious doesn't it, but make no mistake about it there is no mystery about THE BLACK BOOK .  Before I tell you what it is, let me tell you what is does!   T


Lets talk about a LEADERS HOLY UTILITY BELT , things that successful leaders must have quick access too and use often.  Now in case your thinking about BATMAN'S UTILITY BELT that consisted BATARANGS , GRAPPLE GUN , SMOKE PELLETS , LINE LAUNCHERS , and a REMOTE CLAW  just to name some of the cool stuff BATMAN had at his disposal in his war against DARKNESS ! Now before your thinking we could use some of those same things in our ministries let me be clear MOST OF THESE won't help us in ministry (I did say most)!  But there are a few things that every CAMPUS PASTOR , SERVICE COORDINATOR , and MINISTRY LEADER must have when it comes to their HOLY UTILITY BELT !  I'll take the next couple of posts to share one at a time.  So here's the first one... THE VOLUNTEER MATRIX In case your not sure what this is it's the way we TRACK VOLUNTEERS and MINISTRY NEEDS .  Its also the tool we also use to know what areas we need to RECRUIT for in order to have HEALTHY ROTA


Oh the JOYS of MINISTRY IN NEW ENGLAND!  It seems like we have two seasons sometimes in NEW ENGLAND, WINTER and 4th of JULY.  In case you haven't noticed MINISTRY IN NEW ENGLAND is not always easy.   However we get to CHOOSE whether to focus on the OBSTACLES or OPPORTUNITIES that these rhythms present! Yes, the OBSTACLES ARE REAL, but make no mistake about it, that in the midst of the MOST FRUSTRATING RHYTHMS of MINISTRY IN NEW ENGLAND abound some of the GREATEST MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES!  As we work to keep the church FOCUSED and ALIGNED during many SNOWED OUT weekends, let me suggest some of the GREAT OPPORTUNITIES these rhythms provide... Less crowded services provide an OPPORTUNITY to better see and connect with new or newer people on our campuses These rhythms provide an OPPORTUNITY for us to see more new people serve in ministries as we work hard to keep ministries staffed on the weekends SNOW-MA-GEDDON has given us the OPPORTUNITY to discover we can do CHURCH ONLINE


At GRANITE we want to  REACH AND KEEP PEOPLE .   WHY ?  So that we can help people CONNECT WITH GOD and LIVE THE LIFE JESUS DESIRES for them.  Every week at GRANITE we have a lot of wonderful guests who share their information with our church GIVING US ... An opportunity to THANK THEM for being our guests A chance to I NFORM THEM of what GRANITE is all about The privilege to talk through THE GOSPEL An opening to RE-INVITE THEM back Ultimately allowing us to CONNECT BACK with our guests Also remember each week at GRANITE we inform our gusts that if they will tell us a little it about themselves someone from OUR TEAM with CONNECT with them during the week.  This happens BEFORE our guests filler CONNECTION CARDS , so lets KEEP OUR WORD and FOLLOW THROUGH with our promise.   HOWEVER if we are not careful we will settle for CONTACTING a guest as opposed to CONNECTING with them.  What's the difference between the two?   Settling to leave a VOICEMAIL in