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7 Traits of Churches that Experience Repeat Success

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It’s one thing to experience success; it’s another thing altogether to repeat success over, and over, and over again. Many churches experience moments of success, but few experience repeat success. Fewer still, understand why they were successful in the first place and intentionally create behaviors in the organization of the church to make success become the norm. Below are 7 traits of churches that experience repeat success:

1. Finding the Right People

Successful teams don’t just have talented players on the roster, but the right players that fit the scheme and system the team is trying to run. Find the right players and let them run.

2. Longevity

Sometimes you just need to outlast your critics. Trust is the commodity of leadership, and trust is built up close and over time.

3. Work a System

“Ready-fire-aim” leaders rarely experience long-term success because they don’t allow a system time enough to gain traction, momentum, and produce compounding results.

4. Leaders Lead Leaders

It’s not just about leading followers, but attracting, developing and leading other leaders. If the vision is small enough for you to accomplish on your own, it’s too small.

5. Clear Vision

Lack of clarity is the number one reason churches get stuck. If your people don’t know where you’re going you can be sure they won’t be able to organize and align the systems of the church to get you there.

6. Work Ethic

One of the missing elements among many church staff today is simple work ethic. The ability to tenaciously see projects through to completion and do the hard things, without giving up.

7. Teachability

All great teams possess the ability (and humility) to learn from others outside their circle of influence and industry. In fact they seek it out.


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5 Responses to “7 Traits of Churches that Experience Repeat Success”

  1. Craig December 2, 2013 at 8:00 pm #

    Thanks Paul.
    The 7 traits you’ve identified are fantastic.
    I’m sure they will be posted ion a wall in my office for weeks to come.
    You have challenged me to review the characteristics of our team.
    Your posts are a huge blessing.

    Thanks again,

    Craig

    • Paul Alexander December 2, 2013 at 8:39 pm #

      Glad the post was helpful Craig!

  2. . Donald . December 12, 2013 at 7:13 am #

    Paul, thank you so much for your articles which are always timely. Do not lose the Vision and the Listening ear from the Lord. God bless

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