Your Church Needs Effective Systems
Most churches look like they have it all together on the surface.
Passionate staff and smiling volunteers are helping make Sundays happen.
The lights are on and people are still pulling into the parking lot to attend service, serve, and give each week.
But underneath the surface, the systems are in shambles.
When you’re in a church you love and you have the right people in the right roles, what can you do to help the church operate more smoothly and keep your staff and volunteers from burning out?
The answer is to get better systems.
Systems can keep first-time guests from falling through the cracks, help retain volunteers, improve financial stewardship, and more.
Here are some of our best resources on this topic.
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Your church culture is like a force. Not like the (pantheistic) force you find in Star Wars. But a force like a momentum that leads your church to do what you do and don’t do. In a spin on Samuel Chand’s popular definition, think of church culture as the why and the...
Churches spend a lot of time, money, and energy encouraging guests to visit their church. And rightfully so. Our churches should be places where the community is welcomed and where guests are expected. We should create welcoming environments, equip our people to...
"And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made." - Genesis...
Ever since we started talking about healthy systems, I’ve heard comments like these again and again: “I’m just not a systems person.” “We’re more of a make-it-up, week-to-week kind of church.” “We don’t want to organize the Holy Spirit out of church.” I feel you....
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The Seven Systems Every Church Needs
You can have a clear mission, but without healthy systems, you’re not going to get everyone moving in the right direction. You can preach the vision, but if you don’t have a clear path for people, your vision talk with be just talk.
That’s because you don’t have a mission problem, or a facility problem, or even a volunteer problem. You’re probably knee deep in a systems problem.
Passion isn’t enough and vision isn’t enough. You’ve got to organize and align everything if you want to see fruit. You’ve got to bring some systems and structure to the passion and vision.
Watch this free training called “Seven Systems Every Church Needs.”
The Senior Pastor's Guide
We put this together to give you some practical and actionable ideas to reach more people in your churches (as well as outside of them). We want you to be and feel fully equipped to reach people with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
In this guide, you'll read about…
- Reaching More People
- Leading Staff
- Leading Volunteers
- Breaking Growth Barriers
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What People Are Saying about Church Fuel
Rob Watts, Pastor
Columbus West Church
If you're on the fence and you're thinking I don't know if this is for me, come join the community. The relationships you'll build with people that are a little bit further ahead from you are so incredible, and the relationships with people that may be a little bit further behind you, because we all know that we learn more from teaching others, often times than we do when we're being taught something. So it's an opportunity for you to both receive and give in this community and it's exciting. Ministry's hard. And doing it alone is even harder. So the Church Fuel community is a big piece of me not feeling all alone in doing ministry. Even though I have a team that I work with here locally, it's great to have other folks and other voices outside of our team locally and that's what Church Fuel is for me.
Jeremy Self, Pastor
The Church at Lake Travis
Church Fuel is an integral part to my personal leadership development, giving me specific items to work through in our staff and church. Our staff team became aligned to the same goals and we worked intentionally through them strengthening our team, culture, and systems. Not only would I say we have a healthier church culture, but I've greater confidence in what I'm doing and know specifically what to work on.
Lawrence Huey, Pastor
Epicentere West Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
We built Church Fuel for pastors of normal-sized churches.
We don't use the term “small churches.” Because you're not small, you're normal-sized. You're showing up everyday, working hard to reach people and help them grow in their faith.
You don't have to be a mega-church to make an impact in your community. You need passion and vision and calling, for sure. But you also would benefit from systems, strategy, and practical best-practices.
Church Fuel will bring real-world training and resources to pastors and church leaders just like you. We're not just for you…we're with you.