How to Create a Compelling Service - Part 1

Every church has programs. Every church needs programs. But it is important that a church not be driven by it’s programs. The programs are simply methods and we must remember the message is sacred, the methods are not. The key to consistent growth in your local church is to not allow your programs to drive your mandate. Your programs need to serve the Mission and Vision. Date the model, but marry the mission.

In podcast you will learn how we at MyVictory Church structured our programs to serve our Mission and Vision. We did this by asking a simple question, “What is the best way to…?” When we find a better method or program that serves our Mission and Vision we employ it. The Model and Programming are flexible, the Mission and Vision are not. Here is an inside look to our current programs that our serving our Mission and Vision well.

How to Create a Compelling Service: 

____________ > ____________ > ____________ >____________

1.  Mission = to make disciples. (Matt. 28:19-20)

We clearly define a disciple from 1 John 2… a. born again b. little children c. young men d. fathers

2.  Vision - REACH every available person by every available means at every available time with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

3.  Model - this answers how? It is our strategy or the framework that houses our mission and vision.

Clearly defined… a. Attend. b. Connect. c. Read. d. Serve. e. Invite.

4.  Programming - What is the best way to___________?

Question: What is the best way to lead people to attend? Answer: Creating service ___________ people love to attend.

How? Every ministry environment communicates ___________. There are no ___________ environments. Environments are the ___________ before the ___________. It’s our ___________ to shape the way people view our church. We can’t leave this to chance.


Three Essential ingredients to creating irresistible services:

  1. Is the setting ___________? a. Clean & tidy communicates that we are ___________ someone b. Organized communicates that we take what we do seriously c. Having ___________ people in the parking lot communicates “we are expecting you and we are on top of things” d. Design, decor, and attention to ___________ communicates that we understand our target audience

  2. Is the presentation ___________? a. Is it organized around a ___________ vision?

Our Order of Service Template:

Engaging Service triangle

Engaging Service triangle

Note: The above triangle is just a template we use to create and plan our services. We are very flexible and creative with our services and this is simply a method that must serve the bigger picture, our Mission and Vision.

Part 2 of How to Create a Compelling Service will be available in the next podcast.

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How We Make Disciples

Over the last five years, MyVictory Church in Lethbridge has averaged over 400 salvations per year. While we are ecstatic about those results, for the first few years we were greatly disappointed in our ability to retain these new converts. In short, we were making converts not disciples.

We went to work to discover a way to make disciples as Jesus instructed the church to do in Matthew 28:19-20. We have developed a discipleship strategy that has yielded incredible results. Last year we recorded 540 first time decisions for Christ. (These decisions are recorded when a Connect Card is handed in and a New Believer’s Bible given out.) Of the 540 salvations, we retained well over 300 of them!

In the first 5 months of 2016, we have recorded 495 salvations and again, have retained around 300 of them. We are excited about those results and yet still dissatisfied that we are not doing better.

In this podcast, you we learn about our discipleship system and will discover that it allows the freedom of our ministers to minister as well as a simple process for our people to follow.

How We Make Disciples: 

____________ > ____________ > ____________ >____________

  1. Mission = to make ____________. (Matt. 28:19-20)We clearly define a disciple from 1 John 2: a. ____________ ____________. b. ____________ ____________. c. ____________ ____________. . d. ____________.

  2. Vision - ____________ every available person by every available means at every available time with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

  3. Model - It is our ____________ or the framework that houses our mission and vision.Clearly defined… a. ____________. b. ____________. c. ____________. d. ____________. e. ____________.

  4. Programming.



Listener Question:

  • Obviously the teaching podcast on growing yourself is directly tied to the message with Rex Crain on expanding your thinking and confessing the promises of God. The problem is that it is not uncommon to wait a very long time for those promises to come to pass, regardless of the stand of faith in the agreement of prayer and confession. The reality of those waiting periods creates serious repercussions that do not agree with the abundant life. So how do we wait? How do we deal in the now when the not yet has not come to pass? How do we live in reality without the promise manifested?

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A Clear Structural Template

A good system will lead people in your organization to deeper levels of commitment. In short, a good system generates movement. An unhealthy system is one in which movement is impeded. In this podcast you will discover a clear structural template designed for churches on mission to win souls and make disciples.

A Clear Structural Template: 

____________ > ____________ > ____________ >____________

  1. ____________ - this answers ____________ ? (Matt. 28:19-20) How do we clearly define a disciple? (1 John 2) a. ____________ ____________ b. ____________ ____________ c. ____________ ____________ d. ____________

  2. ____________ - this answers ____________ ? A vision is a mental picture of what ____________ be fueled by a passion that it ____________ be. REACH every available ____________ by every available ____________ at every available ____________ with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

  3. ____________ - this answers ____________ ? It is our ____________ or the framework that houses our mission and vision. Clearly defined… a. ____________ . b. ____________ . c. ____________ . d. ____________ . e. ____________ .

  4. ____________ - What is the best way to ____________ ?

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