Creating a Compelling Church Model
Dr. Frank Damazio
This set of notes examines the topic of creating a compelling church model. Our goal will be to discern a biblical model that is shaped and applied to today's world. What does that model look like? We know we can't use 1950s models and methods to reach today's changing world. The dramatic shift in culture and generational values, beliefs, and behaviors are significantly different from the values produced by a corporate business model that was characteristic of the 50s and 60s. As leaders, we must build a model that connects the right values to the world we seek to reach. The "Build it and they will come" philosophy is not going to work today. Today the culture says, "Why should I go?" It's not necessary to go. It is socially acceptable to not be affiliated with a church.
#1: MODEL ASSESSMENT PAGE #3
The leader must have a firm grip on his or her own ecclesiology if building a model is to be done with clarity and purpose. Assessing one's ecclesiology is the first step to evaluating the various models that now exist and determining how a model should be built.
#2: MODEL EFFECTIVENESS PAGE #11
The efficiency of the model you choose to build will be directly related to your understanding of what are the non-negotiable pieces that make up the model you are building. Effectiveness of the leader is what builds the effective model. Is there an inspiring vision, a compelling way of communicating the model, tenacity in applying the consistent principles that build the model? What goes into your model?
#3: MODEL BUILDERS PAGE #18
The leader who builds a strong, enduring model has successfully found the model, fine-tuned it, is committed to it, and has rallied the best of the best as a super team to build the model. What is your team leadership culture? Are you and the team building the same model? Do you have any model confusion?
#4: MODEL REFLECTORS PAGE #22
The model we build ...
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