Rebuilding or revitalizing a church is not easy, and I believe that it takes a special call from God and a special anointing to accomplish it. I have found that there are realities you need to face if God has called you to this daunting task. You are God’s person for the Job! He called you and equipped you, so trust him. Here are some things that I have learned over the past three years as I have walked through this process of rebuilding and revitalizing a church.
6. QUALITY OVER QUANTITY![bctt tweet=”Most churches do way too much. #mytwincity #quality” username=”twincitybaptist”]
You can’t do everything well. More than likely, in a rebuilding situation, the church has a lot of programs that are struggling to stay afloat but have been around for years. Our staff and leaders were spread thin across many areas, and I had to make some tough decisions to scale back, reevaluate what we were doing, and focus on doing less better.[bctt tweet=”You can’t do everything well. #mytwincity #quality” username=”twincitybaptist”]
It’s the philosophy of quality over quantity. If you are trying to revitalize a church, step back and ask yourself the question, “Are we doing too much?” “Are my leaders and staff exhausted?” After you have defined your mission and vision, start filtering the existing programs and events through it. If they don’t help you accomplish your mission, get rid of them.
Most churches do way too much. They are programmed out. Instead focus on what is working and do it. This will help bring clarity to the chaos. Do a few things, and do them well.[bctt tweet=”Do a few things, and do them well. #mytwincity #quality” username=”twincitybaptist”]