Undercover Boss: Small vs. Big

The bigger you get the more intentional you have to be about staying small.

Another common thread with the show undercover Boss I want to discuss is how the bigger you get the more intentional you have to be about staying small. I know this sounds paradoxical but thinking big requires you to break down your processes to the simplest form.

In undercover boss often the CEO being featured has lost touch with the day to day processes. In rightly thinking big they have wrongly forgotten how to keep things small. If you want to grow your ministry, church, business you have to think what will be forced to do when we are large and start doing that.

Here is where it gets tricky. We tend to do well thinking large but not so well at keeping that small feeling in a large setting. To be successful in children’s ministry you have to focus on reaching people far from God at the same time think how can we truly contain what God is doing in our church

Here are some things that I wrestling through to help us stay small as we grow.

1. Small group leaders who really know the kids in their group on a personal level.
2. Working on remembering people’s name
3. Making sure I delegate authority and responsibility.
4. Creating community around serving teams and life stages.
5. Think through everything we say and do with the mindset of a first time guest.

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9 thoughts on “Undercover Boss: Small vs. Big

  1. Sam –
    Love this post! Your #1 wrestle is right on target. I am convicted that true ministry is most effective inside the context of personal relationships. Being able to speak into someone's life really only works inside "community"; and in order for community to work, it has to be small.
    Thanks for these words.
    Pat Aldridge

  2. Sam –
    Love this post! Your #1 wrestle is right on target. I am convicted that true ministry is most effective inside the context of personal relationships. Being able to speak into someone's life really only works inside "community"; and in order for community to work, it has to be small.
    Thanks for these words.
    Pat Aldridge

  3. Sam,

    Great post. I enjoy the show, and I am really enjoying this series. I think two of the keys as you grow larger are casting vision and training. Everyone in the ministry should know and understand the vision so that they can perform in a manner which is consistent with the vision. That way everyone from the Children's Pastor down to the person checking kids in are all on the same page and are all pointed in the same direction. To that end, I think training is important. Small group leaders have to understand that there job is as much, if not more, about building relationships as it is getting the craft done. I think one of the greatest dangers of losing touch with what is really going on occurs when everyone is moving in different directions.

  4. Sam,

    Great post. I enjoy the show, and I am really enjoying this series. I think two of the keys as you grow larger are casting vision and training. Everyone in the ministry should know and understand the vision so that they can perform in a manner which is consistent with the vision. That way everyone from the Children's Pastor down to the person checking kids in are all on the same page and are all pointed in the same direction. To that end, I think training is important. Small group leaders have to understand that there job is as much, if not more, about building relationships as it is getting the craft done. I think one of the greatest dangers of losing touch with what is really going on occurs when everyone is moving in different directions.