Tuesday, October 30, 2012
I can't believe we are turning 6 years old as a church. I really do feel like we just launched this church yesterday! It has been an amazing journey with some incredible people and I really believe that the best is yet to come! We are about to make some big announcements this Sunday. In the beginning, God called us to make a DENT in the kingdom of darkness for His namesake. We won't stop or rest until everyone has heard!
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Today, we have a ministry consultant meeting with our staff to give us a fresh set of eyes on how we are operating organizationally as a church. The key is, having a fresh set of eyes meet with our staff and see where we are misaligned or wasting in energy. We want to continue to grow and be wise stewards of every dollar and every minute. We hope to walk away with some fresh insight to realign ourselves with the vision and to make the greatest impact we can for the Kingdom of God.
Friday, October 19, 2012
There are times when things seem overwhelming. We overcome these things by the old saying, "How do you eat an elephant?....one bite at a time." Many times if I can just get started and continue moving forward, it will all eventually come together. Sometimes, by just identifying what is the "first step" and then doing that, helps me accomplish the goal. What are you spinning your wheels on?
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The wineskin holds the wine. The problem is that sometimes we place more value on the wineskin than the wine. Also, you can't put new wine into an old wineskin or it will burst. Many times as leaders we won't change our structure or the "how's" of ministry and therefore are unable to hold any new wine. If God were to pour out "new wine" into our "old wineskins," it would burst and be unable to hold it. God will not pour out His wine onto the ground. We have a choice as both leaders and as individuals when it comes to God's "new wine." If we don't continue to grow, change and prepare, we will never be entrusted with "new wine." What are you preparing?
Monday, October 15, 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012
Every problem is an opportunity. Almost all revolutionary ideas and inventions, have come out of problems. The discomfort of problems can even help us focus more intently on finding a solution. Problems can be an opportunity for change. People only change to avoid pain or get pleasure. In times of problems, leaders have a prime opportunity to step to the forefront and lead change. The problems help create motivation and sometimes a wave of momentum that the leader can steer to move people out of their comfort zone and into a better way.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Is there any area of your life you can stop working on and continue to grow? The answer is no. When we stop working on something, we stop growing and progressing in that area. This goes for every area of our lives from physically, spiritually to marriage. What areas of my life need some work?
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
I'm learning when it comes to continuing growing and moving forward as a church, you have to run twice as fast. Nothing ever stands still. There is always a current taking you backward. This could be the culture which will leave you in the dust if you don't move with it. In the church world, it could be the attrition of people moving away, dying or just plain leaving. Whatever the case, to stand still means death. If fact to even plateau, you have to be moving forward to make up for the opposite current. To move forward, you have to run twice as fast. It's a two steps forward, one step back. At what pace are you moving?