Number 3: Channel limited resources where they will do the most good
Whatever resources a church may have, they usually want more. Do they need more? Church leaders often feel as though they need more leaders or more money or more time or more parking or space.
Sometimes it feels as though they have people, but those people do not seem to fit where the church is up to. Church is often like this.
The willing people don’t quite seem to fit – like the square wheels. Those who could do it appear to be along for the ride – carried, like the round wheels in the cart. Very often the work of the church seems to be done by a few overworked and exhausted people, while the rest appear to be doing less than they could.
Why is it important to put limited resources where they will do the most good?
So often church seems something like this
There are 566 members in our church…….
But 100 are frail and elderly
That leaves 466 to do all the work
But 80 are young people at college
That leaves 386 to do all the work
But 150 are tired business men
So that leaves 236 to do all the work
And 150 are busy housewives with children
That leaves 86 to do all the work
And a further 46 have most important outside interests
That leaves 40 to do all the work.
But 15 live too far away to come regularly.
So that leaves 25 to do all the work.
And 23 say they’ve already done their bit for the church
That leaves you and me.
And I’m exhausted!
Good luck to you!!!
The good news that Natural Church Development brings is that your church does not have to address everything at once in order to become healthy. If you address the right thing – the Minimum Factor – in the right way, you will find that God has given you and your church all you require to improve church health.
That is really good news.
God has given you and your church everything you need to improve the health of your church. You may be lacking all kinds of things, but you are not lacking in what you need to do His will now.
The question is – and this is where NCD can help you – what area will you deploy those resources?
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