Month: May 2013
All of us who lead in a church undertand the cost of doing ministry, the financial cost that is. We know our budgets and the limits of what we can afford or not afford.
However, many pastors and leaders are allowing some intangible costs to rob them now, and the net result will be devistating if these “costs” are not cut.
1- The complaining culture
We all know what this means. It’s that thing that says, ‘It’s not my way, so I’m going to complain about it.’ Your church can’t afford that. You have to teach your people and get it into your DNA that people simply can’t complain. You want your people to be about 80% happy. When people are 80% happy, you know you’re reaching all kinds of people. The second people get 100% happy, you will only reach those just like them. Here’s the thing, teach your people that they can’t complain about the 20% they’re not happy with. It’s suffocating to your church and your vision. The cost is too high.
Core Values – The ideals and values we hold, that are non-negotiable, that serve as filters for all of efforts to accomplish our mission. (My working definition) The story of Jehu in 2 Kings 10 came in front of me recently, and reading it again, several things really struck me. Jehu…found Jehonadab…coming to meet him. He
Author Frank Viola has just released a new book called God’s Favorite Place on Earth that could literally change your relationship with God, help you defeat bitterness, free you from a guilty conscience, and help you overcome fear, doubt and discouragement once and for all. This is a book that will jar you out of