Goals. Some of us love and live by them; others of us hate even the mention of the word. But history and study after study have shown that those who set goals are wildly more successful than those who do not. A study was done in 1953 on Yale graduates proves this point: these individuals were the cream of the crop, graduating from one of the top universities in the nation. But there was an amazing stat: 3% of these Yale graduates earned far more money then all other 97% put together.
What was the difference?
No one wants to follow a leader who is going nowhere.
Leaders need to have vision, passion, and conviction. Unction from the Holy Spirit. A resolve to move forward regardless the cost. Those are the leaders worth following. So the question on the table is: what’s your vision for your microchurch? Do you dream about it coming to pass? Would you take a bullet for that dream? Would you follow yourself if you were a member of your microchurch and not the leader? Read more
If you are a microchurch leader, you have had this happen; you are having a great night and then all the sudden one person completely sidetracks the entire evening by putting the focus exclusively on them. It doesn’t matter what you were talking about, praying about, or doing… they craved the spotlight and tried shut everything else down so the focus would be on them. So what do you do when you have a member of your microchurch that is completely (and sometimes regularly) throwing your microchurch off track? Read more
In light of your giftings, passions, experiences, vision, and in the context of the season of life you are in, how is God mobilizing you to move forward with the vision? What would you give your life for? And how are you creating healthy, sustainable rhythms to fuel this passion lest it morph into a religious obligation?
You do what you have to do out of obligation,
You do what you want from passion! Read more
All of us have a desire to see the Gospel of grace transform the lives of everyone who attends our microchurch. In fact, at the end of the day, it’s Christ’s love that compels us to do what we do and we gladly and intentionally invest time in preparation and prayer for the men and women who come to our microchurch. For those of you who may be co-leading, are you desiring the same for your co-leader or has investing time together become more of a “business relationship” in preparation for microchurch? We are going to take a look at some tips and some things to consider when it comes to co-leading in order to maximize the benefits of this co-leadership relationship. And for those who are not currently co-leading, please don’t tune out because the Kingdom of God is not for the soloist. Hopefully in some way you are sharing the platform, as we always want to be empowering and raising apprentices to not only lead with us, but surpass us! Read more
One of the most important elements of microchurch leadership is unfortunately one that gets overlooked the most often. Microchurch leaders are sometimes so busy putting out urgent fires that they lose sight of the importance of raising up and releasing apprentices. But we need to maintain the forward thinking, 2nd Timothy 2:2 vision of raising up and releasing disciple makers and microchurch leaders!! Read more
Last year an unbeliever was invited to one of our Greenhouse microchurches. He agreed to come, even though he didn’t really know what to expect. On the ride home afterwards, he asked a beautiful question to the microchurch member that was driving him home: “So is this what heaven is supposed to be like?” Read more
Have you ever wished you said something just a little differently, or not at all? Or perhaps it wasn’t even what you said, but rather the tone in which you said it? Perhaps you’ve had a sore throat and lost your voice, or a cyst in your throat and therefore had to limit your conversation. What if our ability to speak was limited as much as our time is limited? What if you were allowed only 1,000 words a day? What would you say? Would you consider your words more carefully? Read more
Multiplication. Some people love it, others absolutely fear it, and many haven’t even entertained the idea. As a microchurch leader, it is your privilege and responsibility to disciple your group into not only viewing multiplication in a positive light, but to lead them in multiplying your group and experiencing the joy and sense of accomplishment it brings! Read more
One of the greatest mission fields is ready for harvest, and yet continues to be overlooked by the majority of microchurch leaders. Have you ever had a problem with recruiting people to your microchurch? Did you know that the majority of the people who attend large weekend church gatherings are actually not yet plugged into a microchurch? Read more