“Building a Comprehensive Plan from Birth to College” Notes

This session was lead by Cindy Fiala (cindyfiala.com and Twitter: @cindyfiala). Here are the notes from her session.

Deuteronomy 7:9 – ““Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations,”

‭‭‬ ‭What you do matters

Forced perspective – manipulates human visual perspective – it creates an illusion of what is real! True and reliable.

With a few steps you can create a stratey

1. Blameless Autopsy – Dig into every ministry. By creating clarity and common vision you eliminate the visio n vacuum of forced perspective in ministry. Clarity and unity trumps everything. Silos create forced perspective

What are we looking for?

Do we have a common end in mind from birth to college? Something you all are striving for

Do you have a plan on how we are going to get them on this pathway to the goal?

Does your family ministry strategy align with the our Church strategy and mission?

Do we have silos?

Have you defined what your values are? Values will create your culture

How well are you executing your strategy

2. 5 Essentials

  • Align leaders – does your family ministry team meet regularly? Share stories, where you are stuck, working on the business
  • Engage parents. How are parents being disciples and empowered to be the spiritual leads?
  • Elevate community. Small groups. Kids end up not wanting to miss church because of the consistent leaders in their lives.
  • Refine the message. Are we creating core truths in age appropriate ways? You are setting them up for the next phase. Are we helping them interprets the Word of God in a way that connects it to their heart
  • Influence service. Provide ways for them to connect to the church through service. Give them something significant to do now.

3. Putting lt all together

  • Have the goal and everyone in your church needs to know it so they can get behind it.
  • It allows us to have quick yeses and gracious no’s
  • It’s the hedgehog concept (Good to Great)

Communicate to everyone always through multiple ways

You can’t over communicate

  • Verbally every time you meet
  • Through actions and decisions
  • Printed material
  • Social media
  • Automated messaging in your environments

You have to be in sync together with your family ministry to be effective.

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Tom Pounder

A father of 4, Tom is the Online Campus Pastor as well as Social Media Director at New Life Christian Church in Chantilly, VA. He blogs, vlogs, periscopes and podcasts regularly about student and online ministry stuff. Check out his work at YMSidekick.com and on iTunes (search YMSidekick).

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