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Posts tagged ‘microchurch’

22
Oct

Creating a Culture of Honor

honorgodWhat is honor, what does it look like, and how do you create a culture of honor within your microchurch?

Honor. It is not just to respect those in authority, or to recognize those who have made a significant accomplishment. This should be a given. But as a follower of Jesus it is much more. Honor starts with humility and becomes a lifestyle. Read more »

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 »

28
Jul

Recruiting for Your Microchurch Made Easy

RecruitEveryone wants to have a vibrant and growing microchurch, but people are not going to magically appear at your microchurch.  The absolute, overwhelming majority of people attend a microchurch not because of some formal process of assimilation set up by the church… it is because someone from that microchurch invited them!  So here are a few tips to help make recruiting for your microchurch easy: 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 »

5
Mar

Strength in Numbers: Microchurch Collaboration

Stone wallPart of the beauty of the microchurch movement is that each microchurch is a unique expression of  the body of Christ.  But what happens when there is a gift, wisdom, or even a type of outreach that  is needed that may not be expressed in the microchurch you are in?    If that is the case, then it may be time to reach outwards and partner with other microchurches (or a macro expression of church) to ensure that the fullness of the body of Christ is being properly utilized.  Here are some reasons why creating a culture of collaboration will benefit not only your microchurch but the ones you reach out to as well: 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 »

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 »

28
Aug

The Curse of the One Man Show (and How to Break It)

One-Man-BandI always say that the best leaders never lead, and here’s why; if the best leaders are always in the spotlight, then how are you supposed to raise up other leaders?   If you are doing everything with excellence, then what can anyone else do?  A lot of leaders hold on tight to the reins of leadership, but holding on to leadership is not a Biblical way to lead (Eph. 4:12).  Here are a few practical ways to simultaneously raise up new leaders and ensure you don’t become a one-man-show: Read more »