Certain challenges exist when executing plans and providing practical next steps.

Take a moment and do some reflecting on the way you and your staff go about putting plans in motion. Does your team spend more time talking about ideas rather than doing them? Is your church all talk and no action?

Perhaps it’s time to buckle down and start following through on your plans.

So, instead of chasing rabbits, maybe it’s time to start doing what you planned on accomplishing.

Tony previously recorded a two-part series on taking intentional, practical steps towards turning your great ideas into a reality. So, what exactly are these steps you may be wondering? They include:

Shifting Your Church’s Culture

Church leadership is just like that of a business – it all begins at the top. In episode 11 (Part One), the conversation centers around creating a more welcoming and forward-thinking team mindset. However, a team can only be as good as its leader. A proven leader knows how to divide and conquer, meaning they recognize the various strengths and abilities within their team in order to carry out the mission of the church.

Creating this culture is one that is practical; it all begins with a strategic plan. From here you can branch out and discover what fits best with your team and your resources. Tools such as Planning Center, Face Cam and Asana are fantastic ways to communicate and keep everyone on the same page and on task.

A proven leader knows how to divide and conquer, meaning they recognize the various strengths and abilities within their team in order to carry out the mission of the church. Click To Tweet

Clarify and Improve Decision-Making

Just like the above, a team is only as strong as its leader. In episode 11 (Part Two), Tony dives into five steps to correct the dilemma that is straying from plans.

  1. Define Decision Rights

  2. Set Deadlines

  3. Build Accountability

  4. Prune

  5. Hire People Different from You

Not every idea may be the game changer you and your team will be seeking, but, when implementing a concise strategy for not only reaching ideas but setting them into motion, the next big thing to happen to your ministry could be closer than you think. For more on this topic, check out the podcast episodes mentioned below:

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