Program Bucket

Chapter 6. The Program Bucket


We are zealots for program effectiveness and so we research and understand our customer before launching new programs, products or services. We measure program results. We feed our primary programs and drop the losers—all in the spirit of discerning where God is at work.


WORKSHEET #6.1: Annual Evaluation of Current and Future Programs.  Download this worksheet (Word document) to evaluate your strongest programs based on objective program standards. See Ball #3 (pages 96-98), "Feed Your Strongest Programs and Benchmark the Others.

WORKSHEET #6.2: Top 10 Questions to Ask About Program Capacity and Sustainability.  Download this worksheet (PDF) and identify the three most important questions for your organization. Read Luke 14:28-30 in The Message.

WARNING! "Don't Be the Eighth Lemonade Stand in a Row of Nine!" That's one of the key points in the book co-authored by John Pearson and Dr. Robert D. Hisrich, Marketing Your Ministry: 10 Critical Principles.  (Note: While the book is out-of-print, you may be able to locate some used copies on Amazon or other online sources. This faith-based marketing book is summarized on page 97-105 of Mastering the Management Buckets.)

For a complete list of books from this bucket, visit the Book Bucket and download List #1 (with books reviewed through Dec. 31, 2018).