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Processes, Entropy and Metrics
By Allen Ratta
Church growth always comes down to the health of your key processes, and when it comes to processes you have two choices in ministry. Learn how to build great processes and let them work for you or ignore them and begin everyday with the same challenges, all over again. I compare the two approaches to the calm, knowing smile of a wise farmer versus the exhausting lifestyle of an action hero figure.
I am not a hero nor do I want to live the lifestyle. On most days I prefer the happy demeanor of the productive farmer. Processes are like good laying hens. Once you have them and they are healthy, they keep producing predictably good results, every day. You then get to go collect the eggs and the hero credit for the fruit.
After a few years in my first pastorate I got tired of, what I came to call, “déjà vu pastoring” moments. What's that? It's those challenging moments in ministry where you say, "Bummer, I've been here before!" Thankfully, there is a way to permanently solve the recurring challenges of day-to-day and week-to-week ministry issues. The answer is found in one word. Processes!
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The Optimized Church is the
result of best practices
distilled out of working with
thousands of churches over
25 years. If you read it, you
will never lack a broad
context for prioritizing the
work of the ministry.