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EPISODE #92 – ROBERT’S RULES W/ SPECIAL GUEST CRAIG CULBRETH

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The guys are back from the #SBC21 in Nashville. Aside from being a bit concerned about their “review” powers Jimbo confesses that all the Robert’s Rules of Order steps had him simultaneously confused and amazed so we reached out to, none other than the Baptist Bouncer himself, Craig Culbreth who served on the SBC Parliamentary team.

Craig offered his insights into why your church business meetings need structure, what role Robert’s rules play, when to set them aside and if a Pastor should serve as a moderator or not.

This is gonna be a helpful one to many, give it a listen.

  1. What is the benefit of parliamentary procedure for a small church?
  2. Should you use Robert’s Rules for every decision and every business meeting?
  3. What do you do when meetings erupt into conflict?
  4. Where can you find help if you’re not sure what to do?

A Parliamentary Guide for Churches by Barry McCarty

Robert’s Rules for Dummies

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EPISODE #91 – The dangers of Cookie-Cutter Approach to Ministry

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The guys are back talking about approaches to ministry in this (SBC week) edition of the bootcamp. In this episode they discuss how to find your “own” approach to ministry in your local context and warn against simply adopting a strategy that worked for someone else, somewhere else.

Check it out and stay tuned for next week’s episode as the boys break down some of what they learned and some of the connections they made at #SBC21

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EPISODE #90 – HOW TO HELP A WOUNDED CHURCH MOVE FORWARD

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On this episode the guys take a question from Replant Pastor, Christopher Lee regarding his work at Highland’s Community Church.

Q: How does small church, who has been hurt by past Shepherds, move on into the next season? 

Ultimately, this is a question of trust.

  • You have to build trust and then move forward-in that order. Trust is the currency of leadership
  • Change moves at the speed of trust-and gaining trust takes time.
  • Trust is gained in the context of relationship: at the bedside, funerals, counseling etc.

Seek to understand the trauma of the past-in order to understand not dig up dirt.

  • Ask, “How have the last years been difficult for you as a member of the church?”
  • Be aware that some may view you through the lens of their past hurt
  • Empathize but don’t villainize previous shepherds
  • Help them overcome their fear of you as a Pastor

People need to know that they can trust your Character and your Competency.

Check out the audio for more helpful suggestions from Jimbo and Bob.  Thanks Chris!! We appreciate you and your work.

 

 

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EPISODE #89 – UNDERSTANDING YOUR DEMOGRAPHICS REPORT

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The guys are back at it and joined by, double doctor Josh Dryer who is on hand to breakdown all the demographic info for the area around Bob’s church in STL. Listen to EP 86 Understanding and Utilizing Demographics to get the backstory.

Follow the demographic report as Josh walks Bob through it and shares his insights.

Here are some things to note

  • Look for natural barriers (highways, interstates etc)
  • Education level – this impacts how you go about connecting and reaching the people in your area.
  • Commute time – you can produce podcasts, audio training and devotionals etc. for use while people are traveling to and from work. Your people also have some time for weekday night activities.
  • Languages Spoken – consider offering learning a second language.
  • Racial Diversity – does your congregation match the racial diversity in your area?
  • Age/Stage – is your congregation reflective of the average or median age group? How can you reach them?
  • Affluence – determining how to connect with affluent people can be challenging, consider exploring how to provide opportunities to re-evalute wealth and charity.
  • Dependant people – kids and seniors (look for areas where there are 65+ as Seniors are often an unaddressed population group)

The Tapestry Section

This section describes the majority of people in your area, it doesn’t mean that everyone one fits this description only that the predominate population fits this description.  Those right around Bob’s church are in the top 15% of the wealthiest folks in the US. Josh noted the following:

  • The resources you need for ministry are in the mission field!
  • Individuals in this group have a close knit friend group – you’ll need to discover a person of peace to introduce you to the population.
  • Food and diet classes, Farmer’s market etc. might be ways to reach them.
  • They go to nice places – so your church facilities need to look nice as well.
  • They are often out of town – on vacations, weekend trips etc.

Some Suggestions from Josh

  • Go where they are – I noticed there are some golf courses and country clubs
  • Consider a Business Men’s bible study where a known personality shares his story/testimony.
  • Explore what people in your population are into and then consider ways to connect there interest with your ministry and the gospel.

The Free Demographics Report is paused now but check back and see when you can get one for your church

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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