Must be willing to leave some people behind to reach more people
Lead in truth; don’t just respond to the opinion of the congregation
Am I willing to bet my life on what I believe?
The success or failure of a church comes down to leadership
The landscape is cluttered with the corpses of people who failed in self-leadership
Two of the critical values in our culture and speed & innovation, it has created a culture of hurry. “I’m a dangerous person when I miss that time with God.”
Our devotion time with God reminds of who I am and whose I am.
I must stop using the Word for my purposes and let the Word use me.
I need to feel secure in God, not necessarily my job.
Relationships are formed in the margins of life – if my schedule is full, I miss so much.
Many of us have great missional passion but we often hand hold the upper middle class
Minimize brick, maximize mission
A leader’s job is to continue to paint a promising picture of the future
Must create a culture of service from the very beginning – it’s an expectation
The pastor’s job is to identify people’s burning bushes and throw fuel on them
Being a servant isn’t an option
You can’t be all things to all people – we try to be relevant to unchurched AND appease insider – define who you’re trying to reach
God values devotion over busyness – how much of our ministry is busyness?
When you’re not in the Word, you’ll make mistakes based on other people’s judgments
There’s no throw away conversations
It’s not about how to get the world into the church; it’s about getting the church into the world.
True renewal is not how many people are coming, but how many are acting justly
YOU CANNOT FEAR FAILURE
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