4 episodes

Helping you swim with the fish in the church world.

Gary Moritz will encourage and coach you in today’s church topics and struggles, and will revitalize your thinking, your church, and your focus.

We are all fish swimming upstream to Jesus, so let’s do it together.

Grouper: Podcast for Church Leaders Gary Moritz

    • Religion & Spirituality

Helping you swim with the fish in the church world.

Gary Moritz will encourage and coach you in today’s church topics and struggles, and will revitalize your thinking, your church, and your focus.

We are all fish swimming upstream to Jesus, so let’s do it together.

    GCLP Ep 4: Revitalizing Your Worship Culture (w/ Matt Eaton)

    GCLP Ep 4: Revitalizing Your Worship Culture (w/ Matt Eaton)

    Matt's worship culture blog: www.worshipculture.network

    Setting your church's worship services up for maximum engagement across multiple generations is not easy, but there are 3 steps you can take to accomplish it week after week. Gary Moritz is joined by Matt Eaton, worship leader at City United Church to talk about this. Pastors, you may want to listen to this episode with your worship leaders.

    1. Conviction
    - Without this, the rest happens haphazardly and with no control.
    - Revisit often, rarely edit.

    A. Starts with you
    - Write out your vision, mission, what you will value

    B. Discuss with your pastor
    -This is not a one-time meeting. It is ongoing.

    C. Share with your teams
    -Unite everyone under one purpose, and see how the ministry rockets forward.

    2. Constructs
    -Let the mission, vision, and core values set certain defined and measurable aspects of the worship/tech Ministries

    A. The "How" of each team.
    -What gear/tech will you use?
    -What style of music?

    B. Job descriptions
    -Written out
    -Similar for everyone across the board

    C. Procedures
    -Guidelines for musicians both on and off stage
    -Checklists for tech positions
    -The more specific, the better

    -Set your teams up for success, and give them every opportunity to be excellent (doing the best you can with what you have)

    3. Culture
    -This is the result, regardless of how well you have done all the above.
    -You will be setting a culture no matter what you do, so be intentional.
    -All the above things should lead to a culture that not only takes your church to the next level but also honors the people currently in it and what they have seen (including older generations).
    -Regardless of your church’s background and beliefs, the culture should be one of teaching, worshiping, learning, and community.

    • 23 min
    GCLP Ep 3: 3 Rhythms of Leadership

    GCLP Ep 3: 3 Rhythms of Leadership

    The Rhythm of Leadership

    Each leader goes through decades of destiny in their leadership. Gary Moritz hits on what those areas look like and what you should be focusing on as your journey through them.

    1. 20’s: This is about alignment. You are building a foundation for the future.

    2. 30’s This is about adjustment. You are bringing great tweaks for better peaks.

    3. 40’s This is about advancement. You are focused on your strengths and driving in your lane.

    4. 50’s This is about assessment. You are thinking about significance over success.

    5. 60’s This is about ascendance. You are thinking about influencing many people.

    6. 70’s This is about legacy. You are thinking about leaving your mark.

    • 8 min
    GCLP Ep 2: Apprenticeship Model

    GCLP Ep 2: Apprenticeship Model

    The apprenticeship model at City United Church strives to empower everyone with the chance to serve with confidence and ability. To help our team members build their skills in any area, our apprenticeship model has four stages.

    (1) I Do – You Watch - At this level the apprentice will watch the trainer and observe what they do to perform in their area of ministry. The trainer will explain each process as they proceed.

    (2) I Do – You Help - At this level the apprentice will be given more responsibility. The trainer is still taking the lead, but the apprentice will be given the opportunity to be more hands on.

    (3) You Do – I Help - The apprentice will now take the lead with the trainer acting as back-up helping the apprentice.

    (4) You Do – I watch - Apprentice has full responsibility of the ministry and the trainer is watching and observing the apprentice as they perform in their area of ministry.

    When this model is followed, the apprentice can be deployed for service with the confidence and ability they need to succeed. People on our teams do not need to be 100% proficient in the area they are working in to be given the opportunity to serve. When they are at 70% capacity, let them go.

    • 10 min
    GCLP Ep 1: Principles of Leadership

    GCLP Ep 1: Principles of Leadership

    Principle #1: Leadership is influence, not intimidation.

    Everyone always looks to someone in charge.

    Principle #2: Leadership determines outcome.

    Something happens because someone acted.

    Principle #3: Leadership requires followers.

    If no one is following you, you aren’t really leading.

    • 5 min

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