Church meetings don’t have to be the worst thing ever, in fact they aren’t supposed to be!

Seven Deadly Meeting Sins

  1. People do not take the meeting seriously.
  2. The meeting runs too long.
  3. People are unprepared.
  4. The meeting is at an inconvenient time.
  5. There are no clear goals for the meeting.
  6. Opinions are not valued.
  7. U.B.R. (Unfocused Boss Rambling)

Seven Life-Giving Meeting Virtues

  1. People take the meeting seriously.
  2. The meeting has a clear start-time and end-time.
  3. People are prepared.
  4. The meeting works best with everyone’s schedules.
  5. The meeting has an agenda.
  6. Opinions are valued.
  7. F.B.L. (Focused Boss Listening)

POST AD TV: Quick Planning Checklist

What about when there is a last minute meeting and there is not a lot of time to plan for it?

There is a business leadership acrostic called the POST AD TV that was designed to help with quick planning for meetings.

P – Priorities (What is important?)

O – Outcomes (Where are we going?)

S – Sequence (Order of agenda)

T – Timing (How much time to spend on each item of business)

A – Agenda (Make sure everybody knows the agenda)

D – Date (What day are we meeting?)

T – Time (What time are we meeting and for how long?)

V – Venue (Where are we meeting?)

Obviously the POST AD TV model can be used for any meeting, but it is particularly helpful to make sure all the bases are covered for more spontaneous meetings.

Redeeming Church Meetings

Church meetings don’t have to be the worst thing ever, in fact they aren’t supposed to be!

With just a little planning and intentionality, church meetings can go from being horrific to terrific.

Let us aim to redeem our church meetings so that we can get things done for the advancement of the gospel of Jesus Christ!

What are some other deadly meetings sins that you have experienced? What are some life-giving meeting virtues that you have experienced? Feel free to comment below or email theomissio@bibletribe.org and share your experiences.