At Church of the Suncoast our management team is constantly evaluating what we do on Sunday mornings. From the beginning we have been asking ourselves is this a relevant environment:
Was the context appealing?
Was the content helpful?
Was the presentation engaging?
Recently we have refined things to clarifying the win. A win for us WAS:
"If people feel comfortable inviting their friends and if those guests take a step with God"
It sounds great. It's simple! It lets us know if we are winning or losing. Or, does it???
After some interesting conversations with other church planters and a growing feeling that there might be something better to measure a win on Sundays we have come to one simple, but powerful conclusion:
We cannot control anything within our statement of what a win was! We can't control what people do. We can't control numbers. We can't control salvations. We can't control people taking their next steps with God... Only God can! So what can we do???
We can execute. We can make sure we did those things that we do have control over. Things like sound, lights, greeters, service start times... This fits better with our strategy of "creating relevant environments in which God can work".
Next time I will share more about what execution is and give you a sample of our Sunday list.
Tell me what you think??? Leave a comment.