|Dr. Bob Orr|
|A Normal Lifecycle|
- A system for attracting new people (Outreach)
- A system of assimilation (Including small group development, visitor retention etc.
- A system for training developing and deploying people in ministry
- A system to develop the stewardship of the constituents
- A Worship system that is conducive to seeing the believer edified and the unchurched drawn to Christ
- Survival behavior as the church and its future are threatened
- A cutback in budget, staff, and programs
- Rapid pastoral changes
- No or few new ministries are launched
- Rise in informal power groups
- A Crisis that results in major loss (i.e. a major donor leaves)
- Increasing conflict over change and direction to take
- Openness and transparency are limited (denial)
|The Pardigm Lifecycle|
- If we wait too long the number of problems that the old paradigm cannot solve becomes so great and the resistance to changing it is so strong that the organizations paradigm brings its mission accomplishment to a halt. (C)
|Dr. Win Arn|
6. Reduced % of ministry involvement.
7. Reduced number of visitors.
8. Closed power structure.
9. Reduction in new program units
10. Shrinking Class II involvement
Encourage tolerance (if not acceptance) of new programs and activities
9. Identify your strengths and specialize your ministry around them.
10. Carefully and regularly review the actual purpose of the church