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Leadership Huddle

5 Characteristics of Organizational Impact

As you know, one of the key purposes for The Huddle Leadership meeting is to equip you as leaders with the information and knowledge you need to lead well in your specific area as we together accomplish what God has called us to as a church. In The March 2010 Huddle meeting we discussed not only specific information relevant to Harvest, but a bit more on the "why" and "what" behind some of the changes we've seen over the past 18 months or so as we strive to make an Impact as a church organization.

In this Huddle Meeting, I specifically taught on 5 Characteristics of Organizational Impact. 

  • Increase Urgency - People from within the church start telling each other, "We can't stay here."
  • Embrace the Vision - People begin to hear the vision, buy in to it, and it shows in their attitude
  • Celebrate Short-Term Wins - Momentum builds within the church as people carry the vision while fewer resist change.
  • Don't Let Up - People make wave after wave of impact as the church vision is fulfilled
  • Make it Stick - New and winning behavior continues despite the temptation to revert.
If you were not able to make it to The Huddle in March, I'm attaching 2 reference files for you:

I've also asked that Huddle Leaders participate in a discussion here on this blog

Interact with the Harvest Leadership Community on this blog and discuss how you are living out the Impact action in your leadership roles:

  • Week 1 - March 15 through March 21   -     Increase Urgency
  • Week 2 - March 22 through March 28   -     Embrace the Vision
  • Week 3 - March 29 through April 4        -     Celebrate Short-Term Wins
  • Week 4 - April 5 through April 11           -     Don’t Let Up
  • Week 5 - April 12 through April 18        -     Make it Stick

Hopefully we'll encourage one another, provide ideas, and simply challenge each other to make an impact where we lead.

Sure love you guys and blessed to lead with you,

 

Crull Chambless
Executive Pastor

Posted by crull@www.harvestweb.net at 9:35 AM

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3/16/2011 at 02:12 PM by

In a word – Discipleship!

Like Paul stated in 1 Corinthians 11:1 “Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.” We need to find a Godly individual that we can imitate so that in turn a younger generation can imitate us.

As a church we have some great ministries in place and they are there to build and serve our congregation and our community, but what they do lack for the most part – consistent volunteers. We have some that routinely volunteer for areas, but we have holes in our weekly services and special events regularly. Kids Ministry is a prime example – the need for volunteers never ends. I feel that it is not that the ministry is difficult, or poorly run – quite the contrary, we have an exceptional leader that is pouring her heart into this ministry. But therein lies the problem; she can only pour into so many lives, in return those people need to pour into others and let it take a ripple effect from there.

I currently serve in 3 ministry areas and I think that the urgency in all three areas is for strong leaders that will shepherd their volunteers to grow and commit to living for Christ in their daily lives which in turn will lead to a better response in serving. When I say leaders – I am not referring to our salaried staff and pastors – I mean us, the volunteer leadership. Steve Strutz mentioned the vision for the conference is “to have healthy, life-giving, prevailing, multiplying pastors and churches.” As I was driving home I was thinking that vision applies to all of us in each of our areas of ministry and lives.

So my sense of urgency is this; as leaders we need to make sure that we are leading lives that are uplifting, healthy, and always sharing God’s truth with those around us (both in words and in action). We need to have someone who is mentoring us so that we continue to grow and be healthy. But more importantly, we need to be in the role of disciplining those that serve with us to grow and be healthy as well. That role cannot just be on the day we are signed up to serve on – it needs to be a continuous relationship.

So I know you are thinking, I can’t disciple all those I serve with – you are right, but we do have Biblical Counseling and Small Groups that can fill that role as well. We need to be checking with those we serve with to confirm that they are connected with someone that they can learn from, grow with, and be held accountable to as well as pouring into a few of those that we connect with individually.

Hebrews 10:24-25 “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”

In helping one another grow in Christ we will see an increased desire to Word centered, to serve our community, to expect growth and not remain comfortable, and to have fun while we are doing so - after all those are our goals. :) When that happens - we will have an abundance of volunteers and our community will truly experience Christ through the body at Harvest.


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