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How to mobilise your church

First published on this website in April 2018 and last updated in March 2024

Words: 9400
Size: 334 kB
Categories: Management , Planning


The dream that inspires this article is for every member of every church to be actively serving Christ in an appropriate way, using the gifts, enthusiasm and experience they possess for the benefit of all and to build up the body of Christ. 

The article sets out five organisational ways to change the culture of your church so that every-member ministry becomes a living reality for service within and outside the church structures. These are the five:

  1. Make someone responsible
    Appoint a champion - with ideas for on role definition and person profile
  2. Think different approaches
    Three approaches which need to be held together in tension: ministry, person and mission
  3. Ensure people fit roles
    Ten ideas for testing, plus details of the SHAPE and Network approaches
  4. Develop training for all
    Areas to train in and the different forms this could take
  5. Design an effective plan
    Fourteen ideas for how to bring it all together.


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Author's notes

This article was updated in March 2024 with minor amendments to the text and layout.