CHURCH FUEL TEST DRIVE: SESSION 1

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

 

  • Casting a complete vision includes intentionally defining two sides of vision. You may have heard purpose and mission defined in different ways, but crafting and communicating both of these well is a huge opportunity to lead your church in healthy growth.
  • Purpose is your church’s ultimate, eternal reason for existence. It’s the big picture, anchoring reason your church is here. It’s the big “why” that comes directly from the Bible. Creating a purpose statement explains who you are and why you are as a church.
  • Mission is what your church is aiming for currently and for the short term. Your mission has a deadline and isn’t so big and broad that it’ll never be accomplished. It’s what accomplishing your purpose looks like in the next season of ministry.
  • Working on your church’s purpose and mission is one side and casting the vision for it is another. Getting your volunteers and staff connected with it is the way to move your church forward.
WHO HELPS CHURCHES GET BETTER?

 

Businesses have endless options when it comes to getting better at what they do.

Board of Directors.

Consultants.

Conferences.

Mastermind Groups.

Agencies.

The list could go on and on and on. There is no shortage of resources available for businesses. But what about churches?

Sure there are consultants or coaches, but they usually have a limited perspective and context from which to approach your unique situation.

Let’s be real, conferences are heavy on ideas and inspiration (which are important), but light on practicality and implementation.

You probably have elders (which would be somewhat of an equivalent to a board of directors), but more often than not they are there in a reactive capacity rather than a proactive one. It’s just the way things work.

But what you really need is the ideas and inspiration a conference provide, the proactive-ness of a board of directors or advisors, and the tactical implementation of a coach or consultant.

You need all of that packaged together in one place for a fraction of the price.

Actually, let’s just price it out.

Average Conference Ticket = $300, Average Hotel Cost/Night = $175, Average Travel Cost = $200

We both know those are conservative numbers. So just for one person to attend a conference, it’ll cost about $700. Add another person from your church to join you and you’re already over $1,000 to attend a single conference.

Okay, let’s say you hire a coach or consultant and the average problem takes at least 10 hours of their time to fix. On the low end a coach or consultant will likely charge you a minimum of $100/hour for their time. You’re already looking at $1,000+ for their services.

It’s hard to put a number value on something like a board of advisors, but let’s monetize their time. A helpful board is going to made up of high profile individuals who charge a lot for their time. Say you put together 5, high-profile advisors to help your church and they give you an hour every month (it will be less often than that, they don’t have a ton of free time). Their time is likely worth $300/hour or so. You’re looking at a value of $1,500/hour for those kind of people. Again this scenario is hypothetical.

In every scenario above where you seek out a way to help propel your church vision forward, you’re out a MINIMUM of $1,000 and in most cases it’s likely at least double that amount.

What Church Fuel does is combine all of the things above and then some more insanely practical content and makes it available to you for $90/month. If you attend one conference a year as a church staff, you’re undoubtedly spending more on that experience than you would spend on an entire year of Church Fuel.

But with a year’s subscription to Church Fuel you get the benefits of a conference in the form of ideas and inspiration, the benefits of having a coach or consultant in the form of our one-on-one office hours with our Relationship Guides, the benefits of a leadership development coach in the form of our staff development training curriculum, and the benefits of a board of trusted advisors in the form of our private pastors group.

So $90/month and you’re getting all of the value we talked about above from coaches, consultants, conferences, advisors and more, but it’s all coming from one centralized source and it can help you lead your church to not only health, but growth as well.

Stop sitting around waiting for the right moment to hit. It’s will either never come or it will look entirely different than what you’re expecting. Now’s the time to take the leap, but it’s not really a leap. A slam dunk is more of a jump than a leap.

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