Bobby Ikebudu- @bobbyikebudu Boca Raton Community Church
The Lead Small strategy has helped thousands of churches. A vision without a strategy is just an illusion. Vision is like a bucket with a pin size hole. Imagine the bucket that leaks on to every one of your volunteers. When we lead small we simply make a choice to invest strategically in the lives of a few over time so that we can help them build an authentic faith.
Make it personal.
Do you know my name? When Jesus said Zacchaeus’ name Jesus modeled honor.
Say, Pronounce, and Discover Name
Write the name down
Connect the name
Pray for the name frequently
Do you know what matters to me? When Jesus stopped for Zacchaeus Jesus modeled friendship.
Pay attention to clues
Ask clarifying questions
Know who they know
Engage in what interests them
Do you know where I live? When Jesus went to Zacchaeus house, Jesus modeled empathy. Empathy: the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.
When you enter a kids world, respect their:
Timeline (Have patience)
Boundaries (Personal vs Invasive)
Understand where someone lives: