An organization's success depends on how aligned its workers are with the overriding mission. If your church struggles to find the right people for the right tasks, consider the "Know > Do > Treat" approach.
Could you be pursuing the right ministry for the wrong reasons?
I have come to love the people of the Hawaiian islands in the 27 years since we planted New Hope Christian Fellowship in Honolulu. The warmth of the Aloha spirit in the islanders wonderfully complements the islands’ perfect temperatures. A unique blend of nationalities and languages here creates some of the most beautiful people on the globe.
Yet, at the start, much of my love was a choice. I didn’t always live here. I received my education and early experience in ministry in the Pacific Northwest. But it was a love for the island people that compelled us to come here and stay here. And no matter where I travel, that love has never left.
Love for people, even love for an area of the country, is mandatory for a church to succeed. A church God loves to bless is one that loves the people in its community as well as its call to reach them.
One of my daily blog reads is Signal vs. Noise from the folks behind software producer 37signals. Not only do I use a few of their products (personally and professionally), I also appreciate their perspective as it relates to significant simplicity.
As great as soul-winning ‘power encounters’ are, there’s more to the story
The expression of God’s heart will connect you with your community