Do Less to Reach More
|Written by Brett Clemmer|
|Monday, July 26 2010 00:00|
"We really enjoyed the No Man Left Behind Training. We went back and cancelled half of our men's activities!"OK, that's not exactly what he said to me, but it was the gist of it. Imagine that! A men's leadership team comes to a Man in the Mirror training and then goes back and actually stops doing some of their men's activities. Perhaps we shouldn't be telling people about this. The Rest of the Story Scott R., a leader at a large church in central Florida, realized that his church was in a rut. They would have a large event each month, alternating between the men and the women. Scott and a few other leaders from his church came back from the training and made some proposals to the senior leadership, which they agreed to.
The results have been quite positive. For one thing, it's been much easier on his leaders, who were getting burned out. "They were running in the other direction whenever they saw me," he shared. In addition, with fewer events, they are able to focus on higher quality, a big key for men. Finally, the men know why they are having an event. As Scott said, "The guys were getting bored. It was just the 'same old, same old.'" Now they know an event is leading somewhere. Do you have burned out leaders and bored men? Maybe the answer isn't doing more; it's doing less, and doing it well. Sit down with your leaders and review your men's activity schedule. Answer these simple questions:
Men have a lot of demands on their time. Let's give them vibrant, fulfilling opportunities to make an impact for the Kingdom and grow in their walk with Christ.
Yours for the cause of Christ,
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