on LEADERSHIP

May 13, 2008

HEDGEHOG CONCEPT

Jim Collin’s book “Good to Great” talked about an interesting concept called the Hedgehog Concept. It is basically looking at the core competence of the organization that would result in its growth and financial health.

The church on the other hand must also determine their hedgehog concept. How do we do it?
Thom Rainer, author of Breakout Churches, categorizes the church’s hedgehog concept into three areas.

1. Passion of the Leader
2. Gifts of the Congregation
3. Needs of the Community

For our church in Greenhills we tried answering our HEDGEHOG in this 3 areas.

Passion of the Leader
Our passion as a church is to reach and disciple the young. We are currently looking for creative ways to reach out and design our church to cater to the spiritual needs of the YOUNG (13-40)

Gifts of the Congregation
VICTORY Greenhills’ gift is DISCIPLESHIP AND THE RELATIONSHIPS FORGED WITHIN THE SPIRITUAL FAMILY. We believe that Discipleship is Relationship.

We also have some of the world’s most passionate volunteers. We have numbers of creative people coming to our church – from actors, directors, dancers and business people who creatively do their business.

Needs of the Community
San Juan is one of the youngest city in Metro Manila. Not only is it young but it is also one of the smallest one in Metro Manila. BUT in spite of its smallness and youthfulness, San Juan is a very influential city. It is a haven for young business people. It is the only community where Christians and Muslims work in harmony.

What the city needs is a strong Christian presence among the young people, young business people, young couples. The church needs to attract the next generation. Most of the churches are packed with people who grew up in church or with older people. Most of the city’s unchurched are from the age bracket of 20-40.

THIS IS OUR HEDGEHOG: REACH THE NEXT GENERATION THROUGH MENTORING/DISCIPLESHIP AND CREATIVE SUNDAY WORSHIP MEETINGS.

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