Coached for greatness.
In spite of having spent half my life as a pastor, I still feel like I have so much to learn to enable this church to go from "good to great," as Jim Collins puts it.
Since reading his book, I have wrestled with becoming a great church that will make a lasting impact for God's kingdom. This isn't about how large our church is, but about the quality of our life together and our ability to bring God glory.
To do this, I need to lead more effectively. So I took the SIMA (System for Identifying Motivated Abilities) inventory to determine if my God-designed "motivated abilities" are a good fit for our church now. Having determined that, I engaged a Christian "executive coach" to focus my energies on some of the emerging macro tasks.
Recently I've spearheaded an effort to improve our organizational structure and culture, and focused on increasing the excitement and investment of our members and supporters. Without writing ...1