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EPISODE #88 – IS YOUR CHURCH READY FOR CONSULTATION

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Today on the Bootcamp the guys continue their musings on “consultation” by asking then answering is your church ready to receive a consultation?  Bob tells a winding tale about a bear that was running lose in his neighborhood and then lands the plane.  Here are the takeaways to determine if your church is ready for consultation.

  1. The church has to be ready to do something about the problem
  2. There needs to be a sense of urgency-things cannot stay the same
  3. There should be an eagerness to hear from Jesus, about what He wants for the church
  4. A church needs to be ready to accept the reality of where they are and surrender to what Jesus reveals as his plan for the church
  5. A church has to tear up their non-negotiable list (if they have one) and follow Jesus fully

Some additional considerations

-Pastor, you need a team, bring people with you as you meet and consider what the consultant has to say, don’t meet with him alone.

-The goal in a consultation is to gain awareness of where you are and what God wants for your church

-History is a great resource for insight into the reasons why church may act like it does, it explains it but it does not excuse those things.

Check out Flickering Lamps from Blackaby Ministries International as your church considers its future.

Did you miss part 1?  Give it a listen here.

 

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EPISODE #87 – Should your church seek outside counsel?

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Find out what special song Bob once sang on Father’s day

Should your church get a consultant?

  • Short answer, yes. It is wise to receive counsel
  • Longer answer – only if it is the right kind of consultant

What type of consultant should your church seek out?

  • One with experience in failure and success
  • One with recent experience
  • One who asks good questions
  • One who is focused on the right things

Next week we will discuss how to know if your church is ready for consultation

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EPISODE #86 – UNDERSTANDING AND UTILIZING DEMOGRAPHICS

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What a great episode we have in store for you today; Double Doctor and Pastor of Fifth Street Baptist Church in Key West, Josh Dryer, stopped by the bootcamp to talk about the value of demographic reports for your replant. Listen all the way through and then sign up for your FREE, yes FREE customized demographics report. (In an upcoming episode Josh will walk Bob through the demographics report for his church in STL)

  • A demographics report helps you understand who lives around you: what they enjoy, how the spend their money, what is important to them, what languages they speak.
  • A good demographics study will help you understand the personal motivations to the people in your church’s context-from that you can develop strategy.
  • A good demographics report will also help you determine what not to do in terms of strategy.

How do you start putting the info together for a demographics report?

  • Decide a range to survey: zip code, miles around the church, specific city
  • Determine what you want to know about the people around you: what are their concerns, how they spend money, what causes they are motivated to give time and resources toward.

How can a demographics study help you understand your church context?

  • It helps you discern motivations of the people around you
  • It helps you discover the causes that those in your community care about
  • It can help you decide what not to do
  • It can provide several options for you to consider as strategic approaches to engage your community.

Thanks Josh!

Want a free demographics report?  Click here: Free Demographics Report

Josh’s Daughter’s Etsy store

Adventure Landing Jacksonville Westside

 

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EPISODE #85 – Leading Multigenerational Worship in a Replant – with special guest Nathan Drake

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Nathan Drake, from Reawaken Hymns, joined the guys at the Bootcamp to talk about multigenerational worship in replants.

“The style of music isn’t the actual problem. The problem is that the style of music matters. That is the problem. It is a heart issue.”

Check out Nathan’s resources at https://www.reawakenhymns.com

You can find Nathan’s youtube channel here – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEWesHlu5Dbktb26g3yG3Hg

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/reawakenhymns/

Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/reawakenhymns

Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2ACLpipV38d5nY1LUkKJ7y

Apple Music – https://music.apple.com/us/artist/nathan-drake/393563079

We would love to hear from you-drop us a line, ask a question or leave us a voice mail.

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EPISODE #84 – LEADERSHIP AND OVERCOMING RESISTANCE TO CHANGE

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The guys wrap up this series on overcoming resistance to change in a local church. This episode the guys focus on leadership.  By way of reminder, here is the change equation;

Holy Discontent + Vision + First Steps + Leadership > Resistance to Change

Leadership: a called, qualified and committed leader who navigates dangers, threats, challenges to the accomplishment of the vision-keeping the congregation united and focused and moving forward.

The leader can be a pastor or a group of lay leaders, we think churches are led best with a plurality of leaders who are often called Elders.

A key point is that whenever you, as a leader, encounter resistance to change you have to go back to vision. This is the key to renewing and reminding the people why you are there and what God has called you to do.

Resistance to Change: Any word, threat or act designed to derail, intimidate, slow or upend forward progress toward the accomplishment of God’s revealed vision

We would love to hear from you-drop us a line, ask a question or leave us a voice mail.

Miss one of the previous episodes? No worries you can pick them up here.

In today’s connected culture your church needs a functional and strategic web presence.  Our great sponsor One Eighty Digital can get your Church a website up and running in the right direction.

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EPISODE #83 – FIRST STEPS — AND OVERCOMING RESISTANCE TO CHANGE

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One more great installment on the Change Equation for building congregational momentum. In this episode Bob and Jimbo discuss how practical first steps are a vital part in moving the congregation forward. They discuss developing easy wins and how to build sequential momentum.

Holy Discontent + Vision + First Steps + Leadership > Resistance to Change

FIRST STEPS: A set of clear actionable items that will begin to lead the congregation toward fulfilling that vision.

Miss one of the previous episodes? No worries you can pick them up here.

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EPISODE #82 – VISION AND OVERCOMING RESISTANCE TO CHANGE

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The boys are back at it talking the change equation to overcome resistance to congregational change and how vision plays an important part in getting things moving.

Holy Discontent + Vision + First Steps + Leadership > Resistance to Change

Vision = a clear and compelling God given picture of the unique call placed upon a local body of believers to bring Glory to God by obeying his leadership.

Miss part 1?  Check it out here. And while you are at it, check out the episode page for more great content from the Replant Bootcamp.

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EPISODE #81 – Holy Discontentment – Overcoming Resistance to Change

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JimBo and Bob discuss the importance of holy discontentment in overcoming resistance to change.

Holy Discontent + Vision + First Steps + Leadership > Resistance to Change

Holy Discontent – The unquenchable Spirit-Initiated conviction that things are not as they should be–and that must change.

 

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EPISODE #80 – CHURCH TRENDS WITH KEELAN COOK PART 2

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The guys picked up where they left off discussing the Netflixification of the Church and how the on demand nature of streaming has impacted the way people are engaging with the Church.

  • Streaming Church Content due to convenience – probably not a good motive
  • Streaming due to life circumstances and need – a periodic necessity and gift but not long-term solution

The pandemic has given us a gift-in that we can clarify with our congregation what does it mean to be with the church.

We can and should evaluate everything we are doing and help our folks assess their engagement with it.

Our goal, as Pastors is to help our congregation understand the value of embodied presence (gathered worship)

  • Preach on the value of embodied presence
  • Connect with your congregation
  • Elevate connection through groups
  • Lead others to engage in shepherding along with you – “the one another’s”
  • Restructure the embodied presence by changing your liturgy

 Fun Links

Preachers and Sneakers

Friday Night Lights, Psych and Heroes

 

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EPISODE #79 – Church Trends with Keelan Cook Part 1

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Jimbo does a solid favor for Bob and Kyle of the Replant team and then they guys get down to the serious business reflecting on trends in the church with our good friend, Keelan Cook, from the Union Baptist Association.

  • Church gatherings have fundamentally changed through the use of media (online, drive-in, Facebook, Youtube etc.)
  • The “Netflixification” of church is occuring, people are watching worship services when it fits in their schedule – not when the church is live streaming the in person gathering
  • There are positives and negatives with this practice (homebound, special needs populations)
  • Consumerism and Self-focused decisions are on the rise
  • “Embodied Practice” = we expect you to be present for gathered worship is going to be a tension point for us as we moved forward.
  • We have to evaluate every piece of media we put on social media and ask: “Who is this for?”
    • What churches put online should shift to be a primary means of outreach, shared by church members
    • Pastors and Leaders will need to work hard to transition their folks back to the gathering as a practice.

Check out part 2 next week.

See where Jimbo stopped to pick up Dr. Pepper @ the great travel stop Bucee’s – check it out!

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