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Three ways forward

First published on this website in May 2010 and last updated in March 2014

Words: 5500
Size: 233 kB
Categories: Planning , Structures

Synopsis

The article shows how mission-shaped thinking might impact a church decision-making body. Each of the three parts includes a biblical background, three principles to follow and ten practical applications.

1 The need for a clear purpose
Mark 3:13-19 - principles include signing up to a clear role for the whole group and focusing on leadership

2 The need for a big agenda
Colossians 1:9-14 - principles include taking a big-picture overview with mission as what the agenda is all about

3 The need for an effective team
1 Timothy 3:8-13 - principles include seeing this as a 24/7 team where character becomes a vital feature for the members

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Author's notes

This Article has been updated in March 2014 with minor alterations throughout the text.