You know why most churches don’t push past the 200 mark in attendance?
They organize, behave, lead and manage like a small organization.
There’s a world of difference between how you organize a corner store and how you organize a larger supermarket.
In a corner store, Mom and Pop run everything. Want to talk to the CEO? She’s stocking shelves. Want to see the director of marketing? He’s at the cash register.
Mom and Pop do everything, and they organize their business to stay small. Which is fine if you’re Mom and Pop and don’t want to grow.
But you can’t run a supermarket that way. You organize differently. You govern differently. There is a produce manager and there are people who only stock shelves. There’s a floor manager, shift manager, general manager and so much more.
That’s just one tiny example of how better thinking (things we can learn from the wider world) can transform the church’s mission today.
To say you don’t want to organize the body of Christ well is to say you don’t care about Christ’s body.
5. Just Pray About It
We should absolutely pray about all of the decisions we make, organizationally and personally. I am full on for prayer.
But often in the context of a meeting, ‘just pray about it’ becomes the ultimate shut-down move.
“Just pray about it” translates to “let’s not make a decision.”