Starting churches is sometimes gone into with insufficient preparation. I know I have made several mistakes that were costly in starting churches by not having an adequate preparation period. I believe failure can garner greater insights more than success. I want to talk about three major areas of concern that need to be addressed before getting started on any church venture.
Pre-Mortem de Evaluación
Post-mortem de evaluación es muy común. We usually think of reviewing our success or failure after the event or venture has wound down. I like to do what I call pre-mortem assessment. It works just like post-mortem with the exception that it precedes the start date.
I now do pre-mortems on my messages. I also like to preview and consider upcoming events. It can be fun. Basically it means drawing your team together to ask how this thing fail. It means looking at what will bring us down. Obviously once you have done this exercise you will find ways to improve even before you start and likely avoid painful post-mortems.
Aquí hay algunas preguntas que pueden ayudar a su pre-mortem:
- ¿Qué va a impedir que la gente regrese?
- ¿Qué podría ir mal con nuestra presentación mensaje?
- ¿Qué va a hacer que sea difícil para que la gente nos conoció y se muestran?
- ¿Cómo íbamos a perder nuestro dinero?
- ¿Qué partes de nuestra presentación son la semana o de mala calidad?
- ¿Qué podría hacer que nuestra adoración terribles?
Líderes de reclutamiento
Choosing your first leaders properly is a vital effort. Sometimes we recognize people just because we need some help. It is true that you will likely within the first three years see a complete turn over of your initial leaders. But nonetheless your chances of succeeding can be greatly increased by calling the right partners.
This is an area where I have been weak. I have often not taken the time to recruit and deploy the right people. He invertido dinero en el mal preparadas y en líder calificado y no sólo desperdicia recursos, pero me costó mucho dolor.
¿Dónde se encuentran los líderes? Almost always the best leaders are going to come via referrals. It is true you may need to recruit leaders from places they are already being productive. I have come to believe that you shouldn’t start if you can’t convince some friends to join you in the venture.
Los siguientes son los seis rasgos de los líderes que se necesitan para tener éxito:
- Ellos están dispuestos a invertir dinero.
- Son personas influyentes y traer a otras personas en el viaje con usted.
- Está dispuesto a poner en el tiempo en los extras.
- ¿Se evangelizar?
- ¿Son optimistas?
- ¿Están allí cuando es tiempo de orar?
Amigos del inicio
I have heard for years planters complain about little or no support from their denominations or sending church. It sounds to me like the people who join your church and want you to hand them some friends. You have to take responsibility for building your own support network.
I think finding a coach and being willing to pay them is a great step. Yes they may be a paid friend but they are still a friend. You may have to go outside your particular organization to find connections.
It is well worth the effort to make some appointments with church leaders that have been successful and ask to share your dream. Don’t ask for money. If they are impressed with you and your plan they will offer on their own. What you need are friends. Often these friends will connect you with resources you need.
I think a network of ten key mentors and friends is essential. Be a listener and learner. Offer to take them to lunch or meet whatever fits their schedule best. Be certain to ask for future meetings after your first meeting. I have had many church planters ask me to mentor them or hire me as a coach. I am always flattered. Often I will work to help them find resources.
Come prepared when you seek to collect friends. Have a list of four or five questions you would like to ask them. They can be anywhere in the country, they don’t have to be in your backyard.. But don’t be vague. Describe your concerns. Ask them to pray for and with you. Send them a note of appreciation after your meeting.
Algunos de mis mejores amigos en el ministerio se hizo de esta manera. I often asked them to speak at my fledgling churches and I was amazed how many were takers. And when you have them speak prepare an honorarium no matter how poor you are. They may give it back but it shows you value their input.
These are the areas that should get a great deal of your attention. This is why I think a church plant or new plan for a church should be preceded by six months of hard preparation time. Happy preparing!