3 Insights & 10 Words from Faith Community Lutheran – Las Vegas, NV


We kicked off a Lap One Intentional Growth Plan (IGP) at Faith Community Lutheran Church this week. Faith Community is a church of 700 located on the west side of Las Vegas inviting people to come and know Jesus. We’re always excited to learn something new from every church that joins our movement, and here are a few highlights from our time at Faith Community.

1. Humility and Integrity Go a Long Way. Trust takes time to build and should not be taken for granted. How do you build trust? Listen, be honest, follow through, genuinely care, own your mistakes, and be patient. Just to name a few! Trust is required to lead a growing church, and in time, could be your number one asset.

2. Truly Engage Your High Capacity Folks. Sometimes we leave our high capacity leaders on the sidelines by only offering task-oriented serving opportunities. We can also be intimidated by the prospect of using them effectively. It takes courage to reach out, engage, lead, and place strong leaders around you. But many strong leaders want to be in the game! And in the end, you will be better off and stronger for it.

3. Multi-generational Churches Have an Amazing Opportunity.  In many of today’s churches, there are five generations actively engaged. Imagine the gifts and opportunities associated with each generation. Think through the possibilities and figure out how to leverage them for the Kingdom!  Boomers can mentor millennials. Builders will serve fervently in a place that’s built to reach their kids and grandkids. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity of our day!

10 Words. I typically close our two-day IGP installation with one word that summarizes each individual’s experience during the session. It’s almost always moving! Here are Faith Community’s words: Overwhelmed, Exhilarated, Illuminated, Surprised, Let’s Go!, Clear, Humbled, Ready, Nervous, and Insightful.

Can you relate?

Bart Rendel

About Bart Rendel

Bart was an executive leader at Crossroads Christian Church in Lexington, KY and Central Christian Church in Las Vegas, NV for over eighteen years. Bart’s passion for serving churches comes from his upbringing as a pastor’s kids where he learned about the intentionality of reaching and growing people in Christ from his mother and father. His conviction runs deep. Bart and his family remain connected to Central Christian. He is married to Catherine with two children and finds the occasional time to play a round of golf or take in a Kentucky Wildcats game. He has been helping churches and leaders around the country increase their Kingdom Impact since 2004.

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