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2011 Update #3 – Converge Church

January 18, 2011

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2011 Update #2 - Converge Church - 18 Jan

Delegate that thing!

I am not a leadership guru like this brother is, but there are a few things I do know about leadership – delegation is one of those things.

In a church plant, to be honest, it really isn’t that tough to delegate (in my experience anyway). The reason being? The people who are joining this new start are coming in knowing that there is at least a little bit of work to be done in “getting this thing off the ground,” and they’re all looking at me saying, “Dude, put me to work.”

Its been fun to mind-map the various tasks on paper and prioritize them then literally look around the room and delegate things like “find a facility,” “get a website up” and “organize music.”

The beauty of it this far has been that as things come up that we need to get done, either its provided for us or someone in our group is able to take care of it. A friend of mine said to me this morning during our prayer time that “God is at work in the background even before we get there.” So true.

Why is it important for a pastor to delegate? Two reasons: (1) the pastor needs to have a dedicated amount of time to spend in prayer and studying the Word (Acts 6:1-7), and (2) having others take up some of the tasks of ministry together benefits them and the whole church as well as they use their gifts to serve the body (Ephesians 4:11-16).

Prayer Points

Praise: + We’ve got a rental contract, we’re almost registered as a charity & Jesus is on the throne.

Prayer: + We need wisdom in the decisions we make in the next few weeks and months as we attempt to maintain this momentum. + We need more donors to support our work financially (individuals, groups & churches).

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