January 20, 2018

Mission Alignment: Organizing Around Your Mission Statement

How to Say “No” It’s one thing to have a mission statement – it’s quite another to organize and operate and staff around it. Most churches are organized to maintain control and structured to make decisions. But that organizational structure stifles growth. By using a mission-based organizational structure, a church can grow and the organizational […]

Developing Bedrock Beliefs

Ever notice how often churches seem to split over theological issues? Occasionally a “little” issue will frustrate a church, but it’s those big issues like abortion, alcohol, homosexuality, political stances, and so on that divide the church right down the middle. In this episode, Drs. Kris and Bill will drill down to the root cause of these conflicts … beliefs … and offer so thoughts on how churches can bullet-proof themselves from these kinds of issues by developing their Bedrock Beliefs.

Time Management for Leaders of the Smaller Church

One of the most important issues facing church leaders is how to spend their time most effectively. In this episode, Drs. Bill and Kris provide helpful guidance for small church leaders when it comes to getting the most done in the allotted time. This episode includes a preview from Bill T-B and Bill Easum’s upcoming book on staffing the effective church (release date in 2012 by Baker Books).

The Organic Organization: A Scalable Organization Model

There’s a movement by many in the emerging and emergent church to dispense with “organizing” a church, that is, to delineate organizational and decision-making structures. However, even a cursory look at nature reveals a structured organization that keeps life in harmony. In this episode, Drs. Bill and Kris explore the fractal model of church organization … what it is, why it’s one of the most innovative and flexible organizational structures, and how you can put it into practice in your congregation.

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