Gift Based Church

We have done a lot of work to unleash our God given gifts as a Church and we have not arrived, but the Church has been encouraged and excited to keep it going! We really want to be a Church where everyone understands their gifts and is using their God gifts. If you or your Church are looking for a way to roll this out, here is where we have landed so far.

12 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For we were all baptized by[c] one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. 14 Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.

1 Corinthians 12:12-14

    1. Romans 12 gift based survey
    2. Have a couple of Midweeks discussing Romans 12 Gifts – You can even do this in a Gen2Gen way to bridge gaps.
    3. Identify Church Needs: Leadership Team Meeting Identifying existing and needed gift based ministries to meet the needs of the Church
      1. We Identified 5 Pillars: Strengthening, Stewardship, Collective Worship, Community Impact, Relationships and Strengthening. 
  • These are the specific groups within these:
        1. New/Young Christians
        2. Singles Ministry Team
        3. Hospitality Team: Including ushers, communion passers, welcomers 
        4. Digital Ministry
        5. Youth & Family Support
        6. Marriage Support
        7. Dating Service Team
        8. Special Missions advocacy team
        9. Financial Stewardship: We run “Financial Peace” once per year
        10. HOPEww
        11. AV team
        12. Worship
        13. Benevolence
        14. SCUAD
        15. Discipling Task Force: Helping us to think through healthy strategies to discipling and implementing those strategies
        16. Language Ministries
        17. Evangelism
        18. Christian Wellness

4. All Church Devotional on roll out

5. Members complete this survey:

      • We want people to be a part of gift based ministries that they feel passionate about or called to! 

6.We set up an all Church meeting after everyone has completed

      1. The group meets to decide who the group facilitator will be
      2. They decide their mission statement
      3. Action items
      4. Send these to Patrick and we post all of this information on our website and in the app

7. We meet one more time and after that, they roll with it!

      • The idea is if we find the sweet spot for all of our disciples, these groups will be self-starting. 
      • These groups are not meant to be “burdensome” the team can decide the frequency of meetings and objectives.

8. We continue to bolster these efforts as a Leadership Team

    • The leadership team exists primarily to serve and empower our teams. The question we must ask is, “how can I help you be successful? 

Additional Help: Fostering Intergenerational Synergy:

Example of our Church Organizational Chart:

Our “Big 3” model:

One of our discussions on Gift Based Ministries:

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