VISION TASK FORCE. Northwest Bible Church 2013

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1 VISION TASK FORCE Northwest Bible Church 2013

2 Background NWBC Elder Board invited John Miller, Mike Flores, Doug Gotcher and John Patton to form a Vision Task force. Mission was to develop a Vision Action Plan that would address some immediate needs at NWBC - Leadership - Discipleship - Evangelism The Board agreed the Plan would include: - Establishing an Executive Pastor role within NWBC - Doug Gotcher would initially, temporarily fill that role The Vision Action Plan is a framework. Providing new organizational support for the ministries at NWBC. The Vision Task Force acknowledges that the Plan would be a living document that needs to be matured over time by NWBC staff, lay leaders and members.

3 Vision Building a community of Christ Followers compelled to fearlessly engage our culture with the life-changing power of Jesus Christ

4 MISSION To see countless lives transformed through a supernatural encounter with Jesus Christ. We will accomplish this by being dedicated to the pursuit of the great commission and the great commandment.

5 The Great Commandment Gathered in Community: "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments. Jesus - Matthew 22:38-40 Training believers to discover, develop and deploy their spiritual gifts for the building up of the body of Christ. Ephesians 4:16

6 The Great Commission Scattered into the Community: Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. Jesus Matthew 28:19,20

7 Principles DEPENDENT ON JESUS CHRIST Train people to live under the influence of the Holy Spirit. Approaching each day under divine appointment, fully equipped to be community influencers COMMUNITY Continue NWBC s rich heritage of love, fellowship and family. DISCIPLESHIP Train people to be a disciple and disciple others. All Elders, staff and lay leaders will be required to disciple their successor. EVANGELISM Train people to recognize God s invitation for them to practically share The Gospel, their faith in Jesus Christ and their testimony.

8 Joining the Vision (STAFF & MINISTRY LEADERS) Building a team that is engaged, empowered, and equipped. Engaged Casting the Vision Action Plan Seeking feedback and buy-in Ministering together rather than alone Align Ministry Strategies with Vision Action Plan God Sized Goals (God Inspired and God Required) Empowered Ministers making ministry decisions Open discussion - feedback, concerns and recommendations for action plan improvement Weekly Personal & Ministry Development Meetings Vision-aligned personal and ministry strategy A strategy to move toward God s calling Equipped Leadership Training Ministers equipped for ministry Ministering through a Ministry Development Plan Growing through a Personal Development Plan

9 Organization Chart

10 Executive Pastors (Doug Gotcher & John Patton) Vision Casting & Vision Alignment & Vision Occasional Preaching Manages and Mentors Staff Holds Leaders Accountable to Vision Leadership Training Elders, Staff, and Lay Leader Identifying Leaders and Developing Leadership Teams Addresses Congregational matters Specific issues/conflict resolution Building Community Developing Discipleship Culture Personal Development Plan Ministry Action Plan Develop Evangelism Culture

11 Senior Teaching Pastor (John Miller) Lead Teaching Pastor Director of Sunday Worship Services Participates in Vision Task Force Authoring Biblical Training Resources Biblical Counseling Encouragement Marriage Counseling Perform Weddings and Funerals Mentoring and Discipleship Develop a succession plan

12 Elders Conduct and Responsibility Seeking God in prayer for NWBC & NW Tucson Providing covering over staff, ministry efforts and known challenges Ministry Exhibit Spirit led living, holiness and obedience to Word (Gal. 5:22,23) Teach and Train as needed Disciple Ministry Leaders, Small Group Leaders, Potential Elders Maintain their own Personal Development Plan with another elder or mentor Decision/Influence Church Discipline Budget Oversight Staff Oversight Vision Oversight Member of Elder Team participates in Vision Task Force

13 New Ministry Initiatives Welcome Team Assimilation Team Life Group Team Staff and Ministry Leader Recruiting/Hiring Plan

14 Framework for Ministry Building Community Intentional Pursuit of People Within NWBC and NW Tucson Community Doing Life Together in Love Healthy Ministry is Relational, Open, Serving, Moving, and Growing Following Christ Plans that are inspired by God; require God. (Matt 19:26) Christ in you, to be released through you and your ministry What is the impossible Jesus is inviting you into? Discipleship Maturity in Christ (Col. 1:28) Personal Development Plan Ministry Development Plan Purposefully reproducing ourselves in others (2 Tim 2:2) In maturity and calling; equipped to identify and train a successor Evangelism Taking the initiative to engage nonbelievers Prepared to share the hope that is within you (1 Peter 3:15) The Gospel goes with us everywhere

15 Framework for staff Following Christ A demonstrated burden for ministry focus Handle the word of God and communicate it at a reasonable level Model a life lived under the influence of Holy Spirit Building Community How Can I Help Attitude Participating within the Vision and Mission of NWBC on Sundays and thru Special Events beyond their ministry focus A capacity to consistently love and sacrificially serve their peers and NWBC members/visitors A desire to manage conflict and communicate well in all situations Discipleship Following (humility, obedience, discernment, desire to grow) Leading (serving, participating, investing, growing community, intentional) Evangelism Compassion for the Lost Sharing The Gospel and Personal Testimony of God s Work

16 Development and Training Personal Development Plan Develop Life Objectives Develop Family Objectives Develop Career Objectives Strength & Weakness Analysis Goal Setting & Prioritization Annual Review Ministry Development Plan Developing Ministry Objectives Team development Strength & Weakness Analysis Goal Setting & Prioritization Resource Needs (people, finances) Consistent mentor and team meetings Annual Review

17 Leadership Training Engage personal development plan Engage a ministry development plan Clearly define ministry needs Create talent pool of potential leaders Evaluate gifts in those around me Discern the leaders and the followers Build effective teams Know how to adapt to challenges

18 Implementation Overview Vision Statement Vision Action Plan Ministry Requirements New Ministry Vision Strategy Executive Pastor Vision Task Force Team Development Leadership Training & Development Personal Dev. Plan Ministry Dev. Plan Mentorship Discipleship Accountability Professional Development Ministry Essential Leadership Empowered Leadership Equipped Leadership Team Development

19 Goals for Implementation Goals for first 120 Days Casting Vision & Heartbeat Response Joining The Vision (evaluation/ recommendations) Welcome Team is formed and work has commenced Ministries Engaged and Aligned with VAP Elders tasked to form Executive Pastor evaluation team from NWBC members Operations & Communications Team Established and Working Staff, Elder, Lay leader Strength finders and Training plan Personal Development Plan Ministry Development Plan Recruiting/Hiring team is formed and strategy is written Vision Task Force continues to refine ministry capacity and action plan Goals for second 120 Days Leadership rowing in the same direction Assimilation team is formed and work has commenced Life Group team is formed and work has commenced Staff Vision Action Plan strategies are in to Elders for review and implementation Execution of strength finders and training plans for Staff, Elder and Lay leaders Development and succession plans for all staff, elders and lay leaders

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