Provisions

  • Formed from Priorities and Personality.
  • What we do; what others experience.
  • More FORM than FUNCTION.
  • Emphasis on creativity.
  • The implementation phase; the ministry’s action plan.
  • Real people, real time, real money and real places.
  • Often receives the most attention.
  • Where conflict most often surfaces.
  • Cannot be borrowed from another ministry.
  • Moves the ministry forward in it’s mission.
  • Eventually brings VISION Clarification and Realization. (Vision comes much later in the process, as discussed by Jim Collins (Leadership Journal, Spring, 2006).)

 

Examples of Provisions in a local church:

  • Worship services
  • Seminars, Retreats
  • Board meetings
  • Multi-site
  • Capital Campaigns
  • Small Groups
  • Church Newsletter
  • Facility usage
  • Leadership Forums
  • Sermon preparation
  • Staff meetings; reviews
  • Food Bank
  • Bible Studies
  • Sunday School
  • Community Bible Study
  • MOPS