Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Tired of Tribes?

Too bad. Here are some more thoughts from the book. Some really thought provoking stuff, especially when applied to a church/ministry start up. Not all things apply, but plenty do.

Your Micromovement (Can you envision your church as a micromovement?)

Movements take connected people and make change.

The key elements in creating a micromovement consist of five things to do and six principles:

1. Publish a manifesto – it’s a mantra and a motto and a way of looking at the world. It unites your tribe members and gives them a structure.

2. Make it easy for your followers to connect with you.

3. Make it easy for your followers to connect with one another – great leaders figure out how to make these interactions happen.

4. Realize that money is not the point of a movement.

5. Track your progress – do it publicly and create pathways for your followers to contribute to that progress.


1. Transparency really is your only option

2. Your movement needs to be bigger than you

3. Movements that grow, thrive – everyday they get better and more powerful.

4. Movements are made most clear when compared to the status quo or to movements that work to push the other direction.

5. Exclude outsiders – who isn’t part of your movement matters almost as much as who is.

6. Tearing others down is never as helpful to a movement as building your followers up.

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