Tags: Roundtable & Learning
“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” Luke 16:13
Last time we talked about Commitment as the foundational quality of a Christ-follower. For most of us commitment is a familiar theme of our faith. Maybe too familiar.
In last week's blog I made the case that the best way to measure discipleship is by tracking the signs (or indicators) of Jesus followership in a person's life. One of the first and most fundamental signs is commitment.
Commitment to Christ and commitment to his church. Let's consider these and then how to use data to track them.
Like you, I love the church and am enamored with Jesus' commission to make disciples of all nations. Years ago as a university student, I was heavily involved in a college disciple-making ministry. During that time I consumed Leroy Eims' book, The Lost Art of Disciplemaking. It gave me a framework with clear objectives for becoming and making disciples - devoted followers of Christ.
To give you an idea of what I'm talking about, here is a list of some of the objectives right out of the appendix of this
book. (There are 30 listed there.)
Six years ago we released an initial version of our volunteer scheduling feature. It has been updated many times since then, but nothing like we are rolling out tonight. Tonight's release of SERVICE VOLUNTEERS fills in the gaps to elevate this feature to the very top tier in the industry.
Our Volunteers feature lets you create a group and then schedule that team to serve. With SERVICE VOLUNTEERS you create Templates made up of all the groups serving during a given service.
Using the template you can schedule volunteers across all teams, see blocked out dates, potential conflicts, email or text everyone, and choose from 3 options for volunteers to get their own substitutes.
We got some great ideas from the Roundtable we did for 3 months earlier this year. Many of these upgrades came from that as well as great ideas from our clients.
Our relationship with you guys is the secret sauce to Churchteams truly being a software that we are building together! Here are 10 upgrades in the past 2 months.
Tags: New Release
Last week I had the opportunity to meet with the men in my Zoom group of business owners at beautiful Lake Chelan in Washington state. This is a group of men committed to serving the Lord and each other well. All their stories are amazing. I'll share more in future blogs. But, this one relates directly to my last blog on marketing and the stages of evangelism.
Tags: Outward Focus