The Center for Congregational Excellence - Tool Box
In my garage I have a small tool box. It has everything I might need to fix any small minor repair jobs. Nails, Phillips screwdriver, regular screw driver, wrenches of various sizes, hammer, etc. All the normal stuff. I have one in the house, one in the truck and one in the car. If necessary, the tool box is ready for use, especially when an emergency arises.
As a pastor in the local church living along the Gulf coast, after a couple hurricanes, the laity and I developed an Emergency Operations Manual. This manual listed all the resources and tools necessary at a moment’s notice to help guide the church through a disaster. Although we didn’t use it daily or even yearly, but when a storm was brewing in the Gulf of Mexico, we pulled out the manual and gave it a thorough look over. As much as possible, we were ready for any disaster.
The Preschool and Sunday school departments had a ‘tool’ resource manual too. The ushers did as it pertained to active shooters and other emergencies. The same can be true for the Safe Sanctuary policy. It listed all the tools and resources necessary for keeping children and adults safe. The Scouting ministry had theirs. So, did the youth department, especially for trips away from the church. Each area of ministry had their own specialized list of resources and tools to be used at any given moment.
If you do a quick Google search of ‘tools’ within 0.71 seconds, you’ll come up with 7,930,000,000 articles about tools and their usage. Power tools, automotive tools, hardware accessories, and on and on and on.
The Center for Congregational Excellence has created our own list of tools and resources to help the Texas Annual Conference churches thrive. You will not use all the tools this year, or maybe ever. But, look at all the resources available for you and your congregation. We are here to help you and your church be excellent in reaching others for Christ.
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