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In the following pages I will chronicle my step by step journey as a Church Planter
How to be a problem solver – Part 2

PROJECT INTO THE FUTURE.

What I mean by that is this. When you solve one problem, generally you will cause one or two other problems to arise. As you are solving the first problem, take the time to project into the future, seeing what other problems may occur from what you are getting ready to do. Once you spot those problems, be pro-active and solve them before they happen.

One of the ways I projected into the futures was, when we were creating our Security Team, I started thinking thru what sort of problems “wanding” students with a hand held metal detector going to make for me, our ministry and our parents. I quickly realized that if parents did not know the reason or the heart behind this decision, they would begin to perceive that we have a real security problem in the student ministry and may not want their teenager to attend our meetings.

I decided to solve this problem before it occurred by sending a letter to every parent, explaining what we were going to do and why we were doing it. We shot a video of me announcing to the parents what we were doing and why we were doing it and finally I wrote a blog explaining what we were doing and why we were doing it.

Because we informed the parents of our plans almost all of our parents were excited about the process and plan. In fact we only had one parent voice any type of concern whatsoever. We had a lot of parents call and email us thank you’s for taking the safety of there child so seriously.

A Problem Solver – is Pro-active not Re-active – A Problem Solver always projects into the future.

We will be talking about this and other topics like it at our Keep It Simple Conference. Click Here To Find Out More.