I missed a few days because we went to Unleash Conference at NewSpring Church in Anderson, SC. It was amazing!! I really can't explain it. If you ever get a chance, go!!! I think this years main sessions will be online soon, www.newspring.cc/unleash Once the videos are online, it will be worth your time to watch them!!
As I continue to take a look at the 7 principles (from Andy Stanley's 7 practices of effective ministry), today we look at Clarify the Win.
This is such a simple concept and it makes me sick to my stomach that churches, by and large, have simply ignored this idea for the sake of laziness or tradition.
It's simple - ask yourself this question - For our church, what is a win? A baseball team knows what a win is. A teacher knows what a win is for her students. A business knows what a win is. What is a win for the church?
For Cynergy, we have compressed it down to one simple phrase, A win is....That people would realize that there is more to life through Christ!
So, every ministry, everything we do will have to answer to that. We will ask, does this ministry, does this series of messages, does this outreach accomplish the win that people would realize that there is more to life through Christ?
If the answer is no, we simply won't do it. We'll talk more about this tomorrow. But, one of the ways that this will manifest itself is that we won't do a bunch of programs and ministries to meet the needs and wants of the congregation. Everything will be about accomplishing the win.
And, as a member of Cynergy, it won't be about what you can get from the church, but about what you can accomplish for King Jesus through Cynergy Church.
Think about that in your church? Has your church clarified the win? Your youth ministry? your children's ministry? What would happen if the whole group got on board with accomplishing the "win"? We might actually see hell a little less crowded and heaven a little more!!