I remember a post written by a senior leadership team member at Church Community Builder on the topic of “church systems and processes.” It confirmed much of what I believe and have shared here on Executive Pastor Online related to building a solid and effective infrastructure. I think it was a college football analogy as an example of how …
The church systems and processes you implement as a leader directly impact the behaviors and outcomes of those you lead.
While I don’t share the author’s enthusiasm for college football (I’m a pro football fan!), I was definitely tracking with them on the impact that good systems, processes, and methods have on the church’s leaders and the church as a whole.
The bottom line? What we develop, determine, create, and implement in our “principles and practices” will literally dictate the degree of success. Of course, I’m defining success as actually accomplishing the mission Jesus gave us.
I don’t know how to make it more clear than that! Any recommendations?
Established systems, processes, and methods are not “optional.” They are a must! Don’t embrace this concept, and you won’t be as successful. In fact, having good data is a must for spiritual growth. I was asked to make a few comments on this topic a while back. Take a look at that video HERE.
Here’s another quote from the post:
Goals without defined processes and systems are nothing more than pipe dreams. While focusing on the weekend experience is very important, it’s not enough to engage people in real relationships and authentic community. None of this just happens; there must be a method behind what you want to accomplish.
I think this says it all. Goals or vision without “method” is only a dream about what we would like to see happen.