If you pray for and desire a vibrant church, If you want to turn around your decline, if you want innovative and easy to follow methods to reach out to new people, this course is for you.
This course uses the key marketing plan and principles from a world renowned coffee company, Starbucks, and gives spiritual insight and guidance for church leaders and pastors, so they can lead their congregation into new levels of health, vitality and growth.
The course offers short videos, downloadable mp3 audios for listening when away from your computer, PDF document files and a comprehensive assessment tool for use in every local church setting.
Also included is a detailed mind-map of the entire lecture themes contained in the course.
This course is a detailed "How To Manual" that follows the teachings of the instructor's Kindle book, "The Church According To Starbucks: Radical Hospitality For Growing a Healthy Church."
The short video lessons can be completed in several hours, with many helpful exercises to use within one's local setting.
Church Leadership and Administration. The introduction to this Church Revitalization Course.
00:00 - 01:00 The purpose of this course and expected results .
01:00 - 01:43 Basic assumptions and facts.
01:43 - 02:25 The model for our course: Starbucks coffee.
02:25 - 03:22 The basis for this course: My book-"The Church According To Starbucks."
Introduction to the complete course content on church leadership and administration. Downloadable mp3 files of the previous video.
Church leadership and administration. the PDF file transcript of the audio from the video introduction.
Part 1 video with some questions to consider
00:00 - 01:02 The basis for this course: "The Church According To Starbucks."
01:02 - 01:43 Questions for you to ask yourself.
01:43 - 02:32 Questions for you to consider about your church.
The 6 questions asked in previous video in downloadable format.
How to understand your congregations.
00:00 - 01:21 Take a survey of your congregation. Ask these three questions.
01:21 - 01:55 A review of the 6 questions.
01:55 - 02:20 A peek at the next lecture-"The State of the Church."
The downloadable survey questions to ask your congregation this coming Sunday.
Beginning to take an honest look at the state of the mainline protestant church in America.
00:00 - 01:41 Data: The state of the protestant church.
01:41 - 02:00 "Woe is the church."
Reality check continued.
00:00 - 01:22 Article: "The Real Reason For Decline."
01:22 - 01:51 What do we do? Honesty is the best policy.
The Reality Check Continues
00:00 - 01:55 The next steps to start taking today to help your church grow.
01:55 - 02:49 A peek at the next section: "Learning From the Starbucks Model."
The complete audio file for this section. Downloadable mp3 audio.
The text transcripts of the videos of this section. PDF file is downloadable.
Learning From The Starbuck's Way
00.00 - 02:32 Introduce the Starbuck's Way for the church: Radical Hospitality
More About The Starbuck's Way
00:00 - 01:22 It is the way I am treated that counts
01:22 - 02:32 A welcoming spirit, inclusive spirit and personal attention
The complete audio of the videos. Downloadable mp3 files describing the Starbuck's Way.
The downloadable PDF files of the mp3 audio.
One size does not fit all
00:00 - 00:59 Description of book upon which this course was designed
00:59 - 02:26 One size does not fit everyone. Variety of choices. Do you seek to meet the varried needs of your community?
Meet The Needs
00:00 - 00:48 Needs of your members and needs of the community
00:48 - 01:35 the Three learning styles: Watchers/Listeners/Readers
01:35 - 02:29 The sin of assumption
00:00 - 01:20 An Exercise: Do a Review this week
01:20 - 02:10 Get outside your comfort zone. Ask people in your neighborhood: in your market area
Downloadable mp3 audio file taken from the videos
Downloadable PDF file of the auio
Do You Offer Bonuses?
00:00 - 01:50 What do you give away to members and guests?
01:50 - 02:29 When do you offer the treats and coffee?
00:00 - 00:50 Some suggestions for your church
00:50 - 01:56 Welcome gifts: flash drive/coffee coupon
Downloadable mp3 audio
Downloadable PDF file of audio.
Think About Your Name
00:00 - 01:00 Does your church name tell others something about you?
01:00 - 01:35 Try to add some slogan to your name: redefine your church.
01:35 - 01:50 Do you have an "Elevator Speech?"
01:50 - 02:30 Some questions about your name.
00:00 - 01:00 Your name and your vision. A name exercise to share with hour Admin. Bd. Benefits?
01:00 - 02:12 If you could change your church name, what would you call your church?
Downloadable audio mp3 file
Downloadable PDF transcripts of audio file
00:00 - 00:50 Cleaning up our act.
00:50 - 01:30 Take a walking tour
01:30 - 01:40 God's House
00:00 - 00:44 A place for everything.
00:44 - 01:33 First Impressions
Downloadable mp3 audio file
Downloadable PDF transcript file
Benefits NOT Features When You Reach Out
00:00 - 01:06 Benefits defined. "WIIFM."
01:06 - 02:41 Blog article. Spek to the benefits.
00:00 - 01:53 Examples of benefits. Advertise your benefits.
Downloadable Features and Benefits Exercise
00:00 - 01:20 Make a list exercise. Starbucks always markets their benefits.
Downloadable mp3 audio files.
Downloadable PDF file transcript of audio
Never a Three Strike Rule At Your Church
00:00 - 01:20 3 Strike Rule in baseball
01:20 - 01:38 Get it right the first time at your church
00:00 - 01:15 "Find Out" survey.
01:15 - 01:38 Market to NEEDS.
01:38 - 2:57 Customer Service.
Downloadable mp3 audio files.
Downloadable PDf transcripts of audio.
Reverend Bill McBride has led congregations for over 35 years. He is an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church, having served congregations throughout Wisconsin.
Reverend Bill McBride graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison campus with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology, followed by a Masters Degree in Theology from the Ashbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky. His is currently pursuing a PhD in Metaphysics through the American Institute of Holistic Theology.
This accomplished author enjoys writing spiritual books that endeavour to help people grow in their faith and spiritual living. Recent topics he has written books on include:
The 7 Things God Can't Do
Understanding The Lord's prayer
Understanding God's Will
Death and Dying
The Church According to Starbucks
Rev. McBride's interests include teaching,preaching, videography, digital photography and of course, writing.