Some wise words I picked up from my buddy Eric on his blog:
They all bear repeating....
The “conqueror” is the more common strategy for leadership. The “explorer” excavates the talent of those already there. We need to become explorers.
If you keep looking for a new place to speak, you will never become a better communicator. We need to look for ways to have something important to say whenever and wherever we have the opportunity to speak (one-on-one conversations, team trainings, youth ministry, and so on).
If we don’t translate building community with us, then we won’t be able to do this in our teams. We need to move fast but never at the cost of creating community!
We think we have to tone down the Gospel to attract people to Jesus, but we actually need to elevate the understanding of the Gospel (to where Jesus intended) to offer life-transformation to those out there who are looking for meaning.
We need to initiate relationships and conversations with the people others see as invisible.
Not everything has to grow large, but we need to be honest about what we have and are doing and always be a place for outsider.
The more people feel you are speaking to a person, the larger the church can become. The more people feel you are speaking to a crowd then fewer people will want to come.
We need to ask the question: “How do I help the people around me become the people God wants them to be?” We are spiritual leaders, not just leaders.
HT to Keith and the guys at Core Magazine for the pic.
For more of the same, check out MOSAIC & Erwin McManus