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Scaling Your Church… Even When You Are Broke
May 29, 2012

Can New Churches & Multi-Site Churches benefit from outsourcing?

What about if the budget is tight?

Outsourcing can help you scale the needs/demands of your growing church. A church that is set on only hiring staff versus powering their church with certain roles will find it takes longer to grow the ministry. A rigid mindset in developing your staffing plan of attack … will certainly add month(s) to your efforts to get your ministries up & running.

The definition of scalability is this:  The ability of something to adapt to increased demands.

Note the “ability” word in the definition above. Specifically, being able to adapt. Scalability begins with leaders thinking in their minds (or being able to) … that they can adapt to meet an increased demand. This is usually the infamous lid on leadership.

I spend hours each week talking with leaders … and they ask me questions about doing administration differently (administration, project management, bookkeeping, payroll). Most times, they will concede that they have more opportunity & tasks … than people internally to deploy. Experienced leaders also know there are other costs … employee burden costs and other intangible costs … that impact their overall understanding  and budgets for staffing.

Costs aren’t the only issue of outsourcing. It’s a focus issue too. What if you could get stuff/tasks done … and you didn’t have the obligation of leading and developing the people who worked really hard for you? Catch that?

Scaling your church when you are broke is tough. However, tons of church leaders around the US (and abroad) have found that outsourcing is a viable and trustworthy option.

Even if you are not broke … could you do things better or differently … if you have an affordable solution where you didn’t need to lead and develop people that still worked really hard for you?

The path to scalability … begins with the leader … believing they can adapt … in the face of increased demands.

by Bryan Miles