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I just realized that in my last post I referenced a 5-year plan, then in a search of my blog archive I realized I’ve never articulated it here before. This isn’t exhaustive by any means, I should probably save this to drafts and scour my moleskin for more detail, but oh well. Here’s the plan of focused attack in the first 5-years in HSM, each building on the previous year’s goals and success:

2007

  • Observation – see where the ministry is currently strong and weak
  • Team assessment – see who the players are, figure out capacity

2008

  • Invitation – invite everyone to get on the bus
  • Reorg – put the players in the right position
  • Weekend service – make in entry-level: understandable, fun, inviting, student-driven
  • Refinery – grand opening of our student building
  • Volunteers – make them the core of our ministry, eat dinner with them once a week for 3 months
  • Small groups – revamp, unify, experiment in The Refinery then homes

2009

  • Communicationadd mass texting, update HSM blog in real-time
  • Discipleship – relaunch HABITS, connect it to small groups and weekend teaching
  • Student leadership – relaunch Student Leadership with campus emphasis
  • Ministry teams – overhaul ministry teams to serve the church
  • Response – start a response card system and followup process
  • Pre-steps to fellowship – the jump from the weekend to small groups is big, can we make it smaller?

2010

  • Next step ministry – baptism, CLASS 101, Fresh Start
  • HSM LIVE – live stream our services
  • Track attendance and follow-up – thumbscan attendance swipe, automated follow-up
  • Hit the web – relaunch web presence, finally fully embrace social media
  • Missions – partner with PEACE projects world-wide
  • Upperclass Ministry – specific events, classes, trips for juniors and seniors
  • Local service projects

2011

  • Parent ministry – website, newsletter and regular meetings
  • Take a deep breath … then fix everything that’s broken

JG

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  • dave miers says:

    thanks for sharing this josh.
    how much of it did you map out in 2007? or has it been more of an evolving document?
    peaceout

  • spence says:

    That’s awesome. Always good to have a plan!

    How are you doing the thumb scanning? We’ve looked into that a little bit, but hadn’t found anything that looked effective.

  • Kyle Wilke says:

    you should just tattoo bar codes on the kids

  • Josh says:

    Hahahah … I like it! JG

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  • Jeff says:

    Same question as above: “How are you doing the thumb scanning? We’ve looked into that a little bit, but hadn’t found anything that looked effective.”

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