My church feels stuck
"Charles has particular strengths in the area of vision casting, planning, and execution. I can think of no other person with whom I have worked in ministry (over 20 years) whose commitment to doing things with excellence is stronger than Charles."
Chad Miller, insurance executive, elder
"Charles was the speaker at our annual Gift Day For pastors and did a superb job of both presenting his material and giving us much to take away. … I heartily endorse Charles as a godly, tested, experienced pastor in the role of pastoral coach, speaker, and consultant."
Dr. Dick Germaine, Director and Founder, Barnabas Ministries
Someone once said, if you don’t know where you’re aiming, you’ll never hit the target. The best organizations have a clear, shared, and compelling vision of their future. This vision grows out of their unique identity and drives their decision-making. However, many churches struggle with keeping vision clear. Sometimes a church can get stuck.
Is your church stuck or do you believe your church not only has a laser-focused vision but is also passionate about fulfilling that vision? Take this quick inventory to find out.
- Our key lay leaders and staff can immediately state our church mission statement and do it with conviction?
- Our key leaders can enthusiastically repeat our core values?
- Our staff and key lay leaders are clearly committed to the vision and values as seen in their time, talent, and treasure commitments?
- If someone outside your church were to ask you how a new person can connect and grow at your church, can you easily and quickly describe the process?
- Does your church have a clearly defined process by which newcomers can progress into deeper commitment to Christ and your church?
- Does your church have a clear strategy to develop leaders?
- In staff and board meetings do you regularly ask, “How will what we decide and do help fulfill God’s vision for our church?”
- Can you say with confidence that people in your church are enthused about your church’s future?
How did you do? Score yourself below.
- 7-8 yeses: you have a clear vision and are pursuing it
- 5-6 yeses: you are somewhat stuck and a vision clarity process can help your church avoid a decline
- 0-4 yeses: your church is stuck and plateaued or declining or soon will. You definitely need a vision clarity process.
The vision clarity process through which StoneWell takes a church is a customizable and comprehensive 6-9 month process called N.A.P., short for Neuroleadership Agility Process. It includes monthly day and a half on-site visits and tele-coaching sessions with the senior pastor/key leadership. It is the core of what StoneWell offers and integrates neuroleadership insights, biblical leadership principles, and the state-of-the art vision discovery process (Church Unique) delivered in these three ways.
- Leadership Training (staff and key lay leaders)
- Executive Coaching (for the senior pastor and wife/staff wives if desired)
- Church Consulting (for the vision dream team)
When a church enters into N.A.P., it will receive these deliverables.
- A compelling vision, biblical values, and workable strategy for your church
- Tools and training to help your staff lead with agility
- A personalized growth plan for the senior pastor
If your church needs fresh eyes to help craft a compelling vision and build leadership, start a conversation with Charles by contacting him.