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Posts tagged ‘leadership’

24
Sep

Shutting the Back Door: Retaining Members at Your Microchurch

Back DoorHow do you get members to remain consistent? How do you ensure visitors stick? Here are some practical steps on how to close the back door in your microchurch! : Read more »

30
Jun

Community: Inside & Outside of Microchurch

KnotThere is something about meeting people where they are at outside of the traditional microchurch/bible study setting.  As much as we try not to, we all come with our “Bible study face” on when we go to church functions like a microchurch.  It isn’t until you mix that up or hang out with people outside of your microchurch night that you really can get to genuinely know a person (or at least some other sides of them).  Here are some  suggestions on how to build community both in and out of your microchurch setting that don’t involve traditional, cheesy or churchy activities : Read more »

11
Jun

Thinking Outside the Box

Outside the BoxRoutine.  It is easy to get in one and just do what is easy… but that is never what is best for you or your microchurch.  As leaders, we have to FIGHT for renewed vision, passion, and creativity.  Fight the urge to do the same thing the same way.  Fight against complacency.  Here are some ways to think outside the box and mix things up in a microchurch setting: Read more »

1
May

Facilitating Prayer in Your MC

PrayerEvery person coming into your microchurch has a different level maturity when it comes to prayer.  You may have newbies who have never prayed in their life to seasoned intercessors who have logged more hours on their knees than you have been leading a microchurch!  So how do you, the microchurch leader, facilitate a prayerful microchurch where those who know nothing of prayer can grow in this critical aspect of their faith while at the same time not going so elementary that those seasoned prayer warriors are twiddling their thumbs?

I am going to give you a few tips on how to facilitate prayer in your microchurch where everyone wins: Read more »

10
Apr

Cultivating an Atmosphere of Worship

WorshipWorship.  It is not just the songs we sing on Sunday.  It is not just something religious that is done during large group gatherings.  Everyone is a worshiper, whether you are a follower of Jesus or not.  The real question is not if you worship, but what you worship.

With all that being said, there are still times when worship (songs and praise directed towards God) can help to cultivate and facilitate lifestyles and even microchurches that maintain a continual, worshipful gaze with their eyes fixed firmly on Jesus.  So how do we set a worshipful tone within the context of our microchurch?  What does that look like week to week?  How do we keep worship fresh?  Well, I’m glad you asked.  Here are a few pointers on how to keep worship vibrant and impactful in the context of your microchurch.    Read more »

12
Feb

Engaging The Spirit at Microchurch

Holy SpiritThe Holy Spirit. It’s the gift that most leaders would rather not open… but in neglecting, these leaders also miss some of the most powerful moments in the life of a microchurch.  This post gives an overview of the Holy Spirit and asks some practical questions of how to incorporate Him into your microchurch.  Read more »

12
Dec

The Bourne Leader

BourneThe Bourne Identity was a great movie.  Jason Bourne was a secret agent that was part of an experimental government test that enhanced his natural abilities, allowing him to be one of the best spies/agents ever.  He saw things that no one else saw and did things that no one else would think of doing in certain situations… the best microchurch leaders have this “Bourne edge” to them; able to perceive things and lead the microchurch in a way that not many see but in a way that benefits everyone and enhances every members’ microchurch experience.  Here are a few tips to subtly enhancing your skills as a microchurch leader that no one will even notice you are doing but will increase the quality of your microchurch! Read more »

16
Oct

Creating Culture through Storytelling

Storytelling-HereEveryone loves a good story.  It is what we grow up listening to and being enthralled with, and there is a reason stories work… especially in regards to leadership and culture creation. This post explores how great microchurch leaders leverage the art of storytelling to create culture and see results in their microchurch by choosing the right stories to tell. Read more »

23
Sep

The Power of X: Exponential Discipleship

Here’s a cool visual representation of exponential discipleship.

9
Sep

Leaving a Discipleship Legacy

imageLegacy.

What a powerful word.  It is what is left of you when you are gone.  It represents your life effort and the effectiveness of how well you pulled it off.   I believe one of the most important questions that is going to be asked on judgment day as we stand before Jesus is, “How many disciples did you make?”  So let me ask you a personal question; how many disciples have you made up to this point in your life?  I am not talking about how many spiritual conversations you had or how many times you sort of helped someone out.  That wasn’t the question. Read more »