Alignment within any organization is absolutely vital. Otherwise, you have subcultures popping up all over the place. How do you maintain consistent culture across each location and across each department?
We can’t get to where we want to go tomorrow if we are always trying to bypass our today. It can be easy to wish for tomorrow; to wish for more or for something new. But that’s not what God has called us to do. It’s what we do with what we have now that proves our potential to handle more. So what are you doing with what’s been given to you now?
Organizational alignment is a consistency of culture throughout the organization. As your church or business grows, alignment becomes more and more difficult, so how do you maintain it?
This week, I have the absolute pleasure to sit down with Pastor Kevin Gerald and discuss all things alignment and culture. He and his wife Sheila pastor Champions Centre in Tacoma, Washington, one of the largest churches in the Pacific Northwest. This is an episode you won’t want to miss!
Clear roles and expectations along with healthy goal setting are crucial for facilitating collaboration across teams. It’s important to make sure everyone knows what they’re doing and when it must be done by in order to get the job done in the best way possible. Join Pastor Gene and I as we discuss Part 3 of our Collaboration series!
Do the members on your team participate and engage in group projects? Are they willing to seek consensus? Is there a healthy culture of vulnerability and reflective thinking? If you struggle to answer these questions, you may have a team that is poorly collaborating. There has to be unity within the church so how do you maintain that with healthy collaboration?
As your team grows, collaboration becomes increasingly difficult yet ever so important. With everyone bringing different strengths and perspectives to the table, competition can arise and misunderstandings become more prevalent. Your “why” might be crystal clear, but if it’s not constantly at the forefront of your team’s mind, it could get lost between departments. How do you foster healthy collaboration that moves your vision forward?
I firmly believe that the call of every church is to be outsider focused, to make disciples, and to reach the lost of their communities. If you as a church leader want to move in this direction, you and your team need to be solely convinced that this is the direction you are called to go in. You will face opposition and the temptation to settle for what is comfortable. But, if the leadership are together in this and committed to seeing it through, the church has a chance. It takes a team to confidently move forward in this transition. Are you ready?
Our “why” is to make disciples of Jesus so it is all about the community, therefore we have to focus on our community to fulfill our mission. When the church drifts it’s focus towards the methods, it will become insider focused and lose touch with the very people they are trying to reach. How do we keep our community at the centre of what we do?
Have you ever thought about why your church exists? We often talk about how we do church and what happens during our services, but we rarely discuss the “why.” In his book, Start With Why, Simon Sinek describes how a clear “why” inspires action and creates loyal followers. This concept has huge potential within our churches, so how do we determine our “why?”
When forming a vision, it’s important to take some time to investigate; to ask the hard questions and create a thorough plan. As Andy Stanley says, “Investigate before you initiate.” Visioneering is incredibly exciting, but it’s important to take a step back and evaluate your plan in order to make the most of your vision.
There is a difference between dreamers and visionaries. A vision is a mental picture of what could be, fuelled by a passion that it must be and dreamers only possess the first part; a mental picture. Without passion and motivation, there will be no determination to see a vision to completion. So, are you a dreamer or a visionary? Is your team made up of non-committal dreamers or determined visioneers?
For many of us, the New Year means new goals, resolutions, and visions. It’s a time to reflect on the past twelve months and to plan for the year ahead. Today, we are discussing Andy Stanley’s book Visioneering. It is a great read and and an amazing tool to use when creating a vision for 2019.
We are ringing in the New Year with our Top 5 Read of 2018. I believe that if a leader stops growing, they stop leading. It is vital for leaders to make a regular habit of reading, listening to podcasts, or watching teachings. Grow yourself. We want to help you do that today with our recommendations!
At MyVictory, we have a few systems in place to keep everyone organized and on track. We have found them to be extremely helpful in managing our staff at our four locations. Whether your church is just starting out or has been running for years, clarity and structure is so important. Check out today’s podcast to learn how we keep everyone organized!
When hiring, we always want to make sure that we are selecting the right people for the right position. At MyVictory, we have a four-step process that helps us get to know each candidate and determine if they are the best fit. Jim Collins, the author of “Good to Great,” puts it this way, “Get the right people on the bus, the wrong people off the bus, and the right people in the right seats on the bus.” How do we get the right people in the right seats?
This past November we had the opportunity to host Christian music producer, Randy Cox, here at MyVictory. Randy has played a big part in the music careers of many artists such as Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith, and he has been helping us with publishing some of our music. Randy joined us from Nashville to do songwriting workshops with our team and impart his wisdom of the Christian music industry. We learned so much in our time with him and we hope you will be able to do the same through this podcast.