Your questions are the best questions.
We’re back with another bonus episode of Ask Carey. Scroll down to see what questions I tackle this episode: it’s everything from how to grow a church, dealing with ‘committee-led’ churches, and how to engage volunteers.
Welcome to Ask Carey Part 5.
PS. We also have some isolated mystery static in this podcast. Who knows where that came from? We decided to air it anyway. If you can identify the source, you get bonus points. We’re stumped!
Questions Featured in this Episode
3:12 How do you implement the ideas in a “committee-led” church, where the pastor has little authority, the congregants are aged and resistant to change.
6:05 How do you cast vision so that getting volunteers is easier? (From Conversation #4 in the book.) I want to be able to bring along those high-capacity leaders, and I need help getting them to see the vision.
8:21 How can you strike a balance between having experienced people on a church board and wanting to get younger people in leadership positions?
9:38 What are the best practices for delegating to volunteers and having them own that area? If a church has been hitting a ceiling of 400 for 20 years and never breaking it, what areas should they look at to assess where the issue is?
13:50 How do you lead your church to have these powerful conversations (from Lasting Impact) when there is not an immediate or obvious need to do so?
16:54 How do you determine the next best step in navigating conversations with your board? How do you wake up your fellow leaders to conversations that are coming down the pike in 2 or 3 years?
19:31 Any tips for a conversation about our mainline denomination church and moving forward into the future when we have a stodgy, traditional service? We’re not going to be contemporary, but would like to be more modern to reflect the current expectations.
22:51 I am the pastor of two very small congregation churches in a rural area in western Oklahoma. The population is finite, and the economy is not particularly robust. While we’d like the numbers to grow, we really want to reach younger people. How?
25:13 What is the best way to navigate cultural change from a small church mindset to a large church way of thinking?
28:03 How do you balance wanting to see people engage in their journey with Christ with today’s cultural attitude toward attending church?
31:50 How do you make decisions within your staff?
33:23 Coming on staff as an associate campus pastor, how do you establish clarity for the staff on leadership roles?
Carey’s Blog (with link to SpeakPipe)
Seven Practices of Effective Ministry by Andy Stanley, Lane Jones and Reggie Joiner
The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Businessby Patrick M. Lencioni
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