Restructuring is hard...but the alternative is much harder
We're convinced that the last 12 months have forced most churches to make more than a decade’s worth of changes. Whether it was building out our online ministry platform, rethinking our ministry priorities, or learning how to do congregational care when we can’t sit across a table from one another, much has changed.
- Budget: Based on what you have learned, does your current budget prioritize those areas of ministry that will be most important for your church’s vision in the next 6, 12, and 24 months? What areas require less funding now than they did at the beginning of last year?
- Facilities: How has the pandemic affected the way that you currently use your building and what does that mean for the next 6, 12, and 24 months? Does your facility need to be upgraded in order to better achieve your mission?
- Programming: What have you learned about the effectiveness of your current programming in this season? As you look to the future, what do you need to start, stop, and continue, program-wise, in order to more effectively share the Gospel with the world around you?
- Staffing: As you look at your current team, do you see any gaps that need to be filled? Are there teammates that need to be redeployed into more strategic areas? Are there beloved team members that are no longer effective in their current role?
- It's a New Year: From a timing standpoint, your church has likely just launched the new budget. These conversations will give you clarity on what the rest of the year should look like.
- Change is still new: The changes made over these last 12 months are still new. The concrete has not set, and you have an opportunity to evaluate what changes are worthy of keeping and which are not.
- It will happen: Restructuring is going to happen one way or another… it is in the best interest of your church to proactively choose when to have the conversation instead of waiting for it to be forced upon you.