Friday, November 24, 2006

cession SWOT - Vania

I know - I was meant to have done this by Wednesday... it becomes a case of prioritising, and Friday is the day - sorry! a few thoughts to follow

Strengths
  • committed bunch of people willing to put themselves on the line week after week to produce an awesome sunday night gathering and all that that involves
  • committed, visionary pastors
  • general high level of committment from our leadership team
  • a community that reaches out to care for each other

Weaknesses

  • slow overall numerical growth
  • tiredness in leaders and volunteer teams due to high output volume
  • point of life a large group of us are at is parents of under 5's - possibility for church related tasks is diminished as caring for the kids consumes much energy
  • lack of diverse age range esp. older middle aged+ people
  • percieved pressure (some) on community members to volunter (when already under high pressure in "life") leading to negative attitudes
  • young families - many single income means lower amounts of finance available

Opportunities

  • Lloyd Elsmore Park facilities - playground, pools, netball courts in immediate area. Outreach possibilities?
  • Incarnational focus of leadership leaving the door open for doing church in new fresh ways that might re-engage the de-churched.

Threats

  • location that is not highly "visible" or well known - Lloyd Elsmore is known but not the "depot"

I like and am feeling lots of the comments already stated so won't continue by repeating... hope theres something fresh here...

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Blogger Nate said...

You label under weaknesses "slow numerical growth". I just want to leave you with one thought:

Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.
Edward Abbey

Numbers are irrelevant. I have found through leading youth at my church, that even though we are small, we are exactly how God wants us to be. We have different opportunities as a small group than we did as a large group. A small group is a strength in more ways than it is a weakness. Fellowship and community are more important than buildings or funding. If the worst comes to worst, you can always meet in the park, God will still be with you no matter where you are and still provide for your needs :)

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