You wear a lot of hats. You want to help the church be effective, and you make everything come together. Just make sure you don’t delegate these 3 roles.
Regardless of the role you sit in, understanding and excelling in your role is key for a healthy and growing church.
Similar to the other phases on the right side of the life cycle of a church, the Maintenance Phase is hard to confirm and even more difficult to accept.
In fact, our most recent data shows 60% of churches who took the team version of the Unstuck Church Assessment (which eliminates personal bias) landed in Maintenance Phase, compared to just 20% of churches when the pastor took the individual assessment (which calculates the result based on his or her opinion-based responses).
That means as many as 40% of churches are in Maintenance Phase without realizing it. That should concern us.
If you’re experiencing any of these indicators, soak it up. (more…)