Archive for August, 2016

Who’s in Your Bullpen?

Posted in General Advice, Waypoint Events on August 22, 2016 by Waypoint Church Partners

Johnny Bench,
Cincinnati Reds legend

I grew up a big baseball fan. My heroes were players on the famed “Big Red Machine” like Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan and Pete Rose.

With the dog days of summer having already arrived, any serious fan of America’s favorite past time knows that one of the critical factors that makes an average team really great is a strong “bullpen.”  The bullpen is the group of 6 or 7 pitchers on the team ready to step in when one of the starting pitchers is lost due to injury, fatigue or ineffectiveness. Without them, a good team fades into mediocrity as the season progresses.

Who’s in YOUR bullpen?

The same is true for the church. One of the critical factors that makes an average church really great is a strong bullpen. Your “bullpen” is the group of 3-4 members fully ready to step in when one of your Elders is lost due to transfer, fatigue, ineffectiveness or death. Without a strategic, intentional plan to develop your church’s bullpen, even a good church will eventually fade into mediocrity (or worse!).

Waypoint is offering a great opportunity to help develop your bullpen this Fall. The E2-Effective Elders Conference in October is an ideal venue to bring not only your current team of Elders but also those who should be in your ‘bullpen.’  They’ll get to see and hear first-hand what it looks like be part of a healthy Eldership team and how that translates into building a strong church.

We hope to see you, your Elders and your bullpen at the E2: Effective Elders conference in October! Check out our events page to learn more and sign up today.

Tim Cole headshot - circle smTim Cole
Executive Director
tcole@waypointchurchpartners.com

This article was originally published in The Waypoint Endeavor: Summer 2016 edition. If you would like to receive future printed editions of The Waypoint Endeavor, please send your name and mailing address to rwoolard@waypointchurchpartners.com

 

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