The first pre-conference workshop I attended was all about measuring what is important in family ministry. The speaker, Terry Scalzitti, is a senior pastor at a church in Oceanview Baptist Church (Myrtle Beach, SC), but he spent several years doing “next gen” ministry in Florida. He started off his pre-conference workshop with Deuteronomy 6:6 in order to focus on why we do what we do.
Before he jumped into his main points, Terry shared some basic information to get us all on the same page:
- We all want to be better at what we do, because we believe that what we do matters.
- You can leverage what is cultural, what is changing, to communicate what is eternal. If we don’t, we are the ones that looks like a fool.
- If you want to build something that last, you have to be willing to change what you build.
- When you upgrade your system (when you’re willing to change), you highlight the mission in a clear way.
Terry, then shared five gauges to help you do ninistry better: