I had the incredible opportunity to attend the REACH 2015 conference. This is the second annual conference of its kind in Georgia.
The main idea or reason for a conference of this type is because of the astronomical numbers about the status of our state. Currently, there are over 7 million people in the state of Georgia who do not attend a church of any denomination and do not consider themselves to be Christian or otherwise. They are just turned off period. So, again, there are over 7 million lost people in the state of Georgia.
I want to put the biggest dent I can in that number. I am part of a group of pastors that are praying that God will use their churches to punch a hole in that number. Wouldn’t it be phenomenal if by God’s amazing grace; that number could be cut in half in the next 5 years? I believe that it can happen but it requires us to be intentional.
One of my favorite sessions at the REACH conference was led by Pastor Bill Purvis. His talk was titled: Defining Strategy With Leadership. I would love to share you my key takeaways from this session.
Defining Strategy with Leadership: Bill Purvis
Vision is your mental picture. Strategy is your map.
Churches don’t grow because they have a great vision. It is because they execute a good strategy.
2 Samuel 5:17-25
God provides David’s strategy.
Strategy is a leader’s most important role.
The leader is the strategist.
Why does your church matter?
Why do people need your church?
Be intentional about Your Mission.
What is your big win?
Be intentional about Your Personal Growth Plan.
Growing leaders grow churches. Your personal growth plan is the key to your leadership. You have to be on a quest for growth.
Be intentional about Growing Others.
Be intentional in Looking for Leaders.
Be intentional in Aligning People’s gifts so they can add value.
Share your vision with the people who can make things happen.
Send thank you notes to people.
Lead by example:
- Your Marriage
- Your Family
- Your Integrity
- Your Finances
- Your Motives
Do the best you can with what you have where you are and God will not leave you where you are and He will increase what you have.
People need to know that the leader loves them.
Here is a video snippet of the session. I hope you enjoy it.
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