EXAMINE WAYS GOD IS WORKING IN SIMILAR COMMUNITIES. What is God doing in your city? What is the latest move that God is doing? Be secure enough to study other churches. One of the things I love doing it is visiting other churches and being a student – learning from them. Taking down notes of what things we can get from them and making notes of things we are not supposed to be doing. I always remind myself to be a student and not a critic. Study churches with the same vision.Study churches that does things that you would not want to copy. Study. Learn. Explore. Examine.
Study your competition. Your competition is not the neighbor church but the other establishments that is attracting the crowd you are supposed to be attracting. Listen to podcasts, read books, subscribe to magazines, watch MTV, study the next generation.