Today I want to talk to you about starting a new role. When you begin a new leadership role, this quadrant can help you to determine where the church or ministry currently is and how to gain or capitalize the momentum of that situation. Let’s take a look.
If you have little resources and little momentum, the church is stagnant. You must create a sense of urgency and help your people see that change is necessary. Don’t live in shadows of the past. You may need to reorganize top levels of leadership to stir momentum.
If you have lots of resources but little momentum, you’re in a turnaround state. Recognize your church is in significant trouble and you need to quickly re-energize people. This may mean helping key stakeholders release grip on the status quo. If you can’t motivate this existing crew, it may require bringing in fresh blood to create momentum.
If you have strong momentum but little resources, you’re in a start-up. The energy is great, but if you don’t coordinate the time, talents, and treasures under your care, it will be easy to go off the rails because there are no boundaries. Create systems and structure to help people grow.
If you have both momentum and resources, you’re likely in a state of rapid growth. Your responsibility is to ensure your systems and structures are scalable to sustain this growth. Be sure you can quickly onboard new people because growth equals more people.
Now that you understand this framework and how to audit your new leadership role, what are you going to do about it?