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5 Steps for Courageously Tweaking Your Ministry

Step Four: Ask, “What Change Can We Make?”

After the list of what’s changed, consider how you can modify the pattern, design, or strategy of your ministry area or responsibility.

What new problem needs to be solved today?

What new challenge or new opportunity is most important to address?

How do you need to add value?

How can it be done less expensively?

How can you reach more people? How can you reach different people?

In the end, you want to be able to answer, “What is the most important tweak to our ministry that we can make today?”

Step Five: Engage Flux

Flux is the new reality. And flux is good. Fast Company magazine’s cover story this month is on Generation Flux. It’s not about an age segment demographic but a way of thinking that successful people of any age must embrace.

Prepare yourself to change and to change things. Think not like a fast follower or best practicer but like a future designer and better experimenter.

This last September, I released a little digital experience with Leadership Network called FLUX: Four Paths to the Future. If you want to keep thinking and pushing yourself as a courageous tweaker of ministry, I recommend that you check it out as part of the Leadia App for iPhone and iPad.

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Will Mancini emerged from the trenches of local church leadership to found Auxano, a first-of-kind consulting ministry that focuses on vision clarity. As a “clarity evangelist,” Will has served as vision architect for hundreds of churches across the country, including such notable pastors as Chuck Swindoll and Max Lucado. Will holds a Th.M. in Pastoral Leadership from Dallas Theological Seminary and has authored Church Unique: How Missional Leaders Cast Vision, Capture Culture and Create Movement; he also co-authored Building Leaders with Aubrey Malphurs.