A few weeks ago, we had our first church leaders meeting. The shift in atmosphere and culture over the past 2 months has been significant: our services and small groups are more organized, our infrastructure is fleshing out, and people are taking a different mindset to how and why we do church.
As a result we’ve grown about 200% in attendance. Admittedly, when you start with like 8 people it doesn’t take much to hit 200% growth. We’re at about 25-30 people now, but it’s pretty significant to me! We are building infrastructure to handle things before more growth happens, not after. Those are real numbers—you’ll see we value authenticity and I hope it’s an encouragement to some of you not to despise the day of small beginnings (Zech. 4:10 NLT).
These are the notes from our first leaders meeting and notes re: our small groups. About 15 of us (yes, most of our people are leaders, haha) met at my house. We hung out, I shared a bit, and the fun started when we opened the floor for everyone to dream together and just plain old throw ideas up on the wall. It was important to me not to make policies arbitrarily—I want to cultivate a team dynamic where our leaders can have real input and ownership.
If you have any questions, post in the comments! I’ll flesh them out over the next few blog entries.
Welcome to the journey of a church growing together.
Many thanks to the brilliant ministry & business leaders that have added to our sauce knowingly and unknowingly. Your blogs, books, seminars, and personal contact are invaluable, and I am nowhere near as smart as these documents might make me seem!