Effective Church Model


“The Stewardship Calling Effective Church Model”

On these pages we will explore in detail the Stewardship Calling Effective Church Model developed after over a decade of work with churches of all sizes throughout the U.S.  This model is in keeping with the teachings of Jesus Christ and Holy Scripture. It also brings together the best practices in the non-profit and business worlds into specific, actionable steps any church can take to improve its effectiveness.

After decades of research and working with Christian churches all over, it turns out there are 4 dimensions of a truly effective church. Two are individual dimensions and two are institutional. Just as all cylinders in a car must be working together and properly, so too all four dimensions must be calibrated and working optimally in order to ensure the most effective church. The four essential dimensions of an effective church include:

1. Engaged Disciples

2. a Culture of True Stewardship

3. a Consensus Vision and Strategic Plan

4. an Effective Worship Experience

The new “Igniting The Flame – Effective Church Model” Stewardship Calling program teaches the best practices to maximize the results in these dimensions. The current detailed handout version for this program can be downloaded here (it’s a big file so please be patient):

EFFECTIVE CHURCH MODEL – Igniting the Flame of Engaged Disciples living a Culture of True Stewardship in pursuit of a Consensus Vision and Strategic Plan  (November 2017 Handout Version)

Here are 4 Videos that cover 2 dimensions of the Effective Church Model. Videos 1 and 2 cover the background data and information of some of the biggest challenges facing the Christian churches and elements of the Engaged Disciples dimension. Videos 3 and 4 cover the Culture of True Stewardship dimension (parts 1 and 2).

1. Challenges facing the church and Engaged Disciples (part 1):

2. Engaged Disciples (part 2):

3. Culture of True Stewardship (part 1):

4. Culture of True Stewardship (part 2):


If you are interested in learning more, or bringing this inspirational program to your community, please contact Bill@stewardshipcalling.com

(Thanks to my good friend Dr. John Bober of Annunciation Orthodox Church Akron, OH for recording these videos.)

In additions, you can call in or listen to the Stewardship Calling 5th Sunday podcast on Ancient Faith Radio that airs at 8:00 p.m. Eastern any month that has a 5th Sunday where we have explored various more detailed aspects of the Effective Church model. You can tune in by clicking here: http://stewardshipcalling.com/internet-radio/