Quotebook: Ministry Design Determines Results

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Wondering why your small group ministry is stuck?  Trying to figure out why you can’t connect more people?  Why your leader recruitment strategy didn’t work…again?

I love this line from Andy Stanley:

“Your ministry is perfectly designed to produce the results you’re currently experiencing.”

Here’s my encouragement.  As you mull over your stuckness, pay close attention to the idea that your results are not a fluke.  They are a result of the design.  If you want different results, you’ll need a different design.

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  1. Matches Malone on September 30, 2012 at 5:47 am

    I believe this applies to other ministries as well, not just small groups. The question then becomes, what can I do differently or more of, to increase awareness, and in turn, participation?

  2. markchowell on September 30, 2012 at 5:53 am

    Absolutely the case. The understanding that your ministry’s design determines results should prompt that analysis in every ministry.

  3. linda58793@mail.ru on December 1, 2016 at 8:10 am

    Thanks a lot MARK HOWELL for your extraordinary investigation. I trust this applies to different services also, not simply little gatherings.

  4. Mark Howell on December 1, 2016 at 10:23 am

    Definitely. This is true about everything.