In September 2018 The church began a study for growth on Wednesday nights and is seeking a proactive response from the church fellowship. It is respected that for many that attending reguarly on Wednesdays is problematic. The links on this site are to help such consider the input given at these meetings. We have drawn out some principles from the teaching we have had and we hope that the church will now be proactive in taking these principles forward.
These are Vision
1) Lost People get saved
2) Saved people get pastored
3) Pastored people to be discipled/trained
4) Discipled people get commissioned (Sent)
(Know God, Find freedom, Discover purpose, Make a Difference)
1 Have clarity of vision
2 Maintain solid structures that support Ministry (Finance/ Leadership)
3 Create systems that deliver the vision
(Weekend services, Small groups, Growth track, On board MinistryTeam)
4 Continually measure health
5 Focus on Culture because culture trumps everything.
Life giving environment ?
6 Empower leaders
(Stop recruiting start discovering …youth ?)
7 Identify what is important right now
(What one thing if it got better would make the biggest difference?)
8 Win the battle in the spiritual place
(Set number of days of prayer & fasting twice a year)
Please complete and return this form by 31st October 2018
To understand this discussion please watch this video on the following link
To understand the discussion on culture please watch this
To understand the discussion on VISION please watch this (we watched it on 25tth October)
Vison Document for Discussion given by the pastor is below. NOTE: This documents is to consider systems
IT IS GIVEN THAT WITHOUT WINNING THE BATTLE IN THE SPIRITUAL PLACE BY FASTING AND PRAYER THAT SYSTEMS WILL FAIL. We are also reminded that faith without works is dead.
There are other active areas of the church yet to be devloped including suport of international missions, Gladstreams Trust charity development and church finance. Presently the church is also seeking for a new pastor.
The growth tract study completes in December 2018
The church sincerley appreciates those who have prayed and contibuted. Thank you
The outcome of the growth tract studies is that the church will look for people to head up groups and those interested in joining these groups and that a coordinated harmony of these groups to further church growth will follow.
Immediate development will begin in 2019 in 2 areas
1) Outreach (subgroup Community Connect) to develop the building with Church Mainteneance Group, and start a mother and toddler group likely to be on Tuesdays..A community garden project is likely to follow this.. .
2) Discipleship groups will begin with the 1st of a 6 week discovery group for new Christians. This one on Wednesday afternoons in January 2019. Other initiatives planned will follow once a new pastor is in place.
Please note that it is recognised that we will not grow as a church unless we win the battle in the spiritual place.
From 2019 the first Wedensday evening of each month (Note exception: 9th January as church is closed on 2nd) will be an extended time of prayer in the church from 6.00pm until 9.00pm. We are asking for those who are able to fast to join with us in fasting on these days.
This is a note for the Springburn AOG church family.
Please register with the pastor which area of church ministry you feel you are called to and your willingness to assist.
Note Outreach has subgroups including overt evangelism, student outreach etc but also incorporates the Community Drop ins and the proposed new mother and toddler group and a possible food provision programe under Community Connect
Please indicate clearly if there is a special area within the broad headings which you feel you are called to.