Category: Craveable Church
Stanford University did a study a while back to see how people communicate. They divided people into 2 sections… guessers and tappers. The tappers job was to tap out common songs and the guessers were to guess what song they were tapping. When asked before the study, the tappers said that they believed the guessers would get about 1/2 of the songs correct just by hearing the tap. At the end of the study, guessers got around 2 % of the songs right.
You spend some great time with God.
You really feel you know what the next step of Kingdom growth for your church should look like.
You begin to move in that direction and earnestly try and get buy in, just to be met with disappointment and frustration.
This happens all too often when a leader fails to establish a “Vision Protection” team.
Think back to Jesus’ day. He had a vision protection team. It had 3 parts…
I watched Diana Nyad recently tell the story of her historical swim from Cuba to Florida. It was an inspiring story and she shared a few of the reasons that allowed her to accomplish a feat many tried before her, but all met with failure. Here are a few of the “strategies” she mentioned.
Diana praised her “world class” team for protecting her from everything from killer jelly fish to sharks and pushing her further than she ever dreamed. It’s not a secret that bringing the best team with you will push you!
Look for those who can push you the most in what God has for you, not just those who will tell you you’re doing great, when in fact you are about to drown.
My father in law taught me a lot about bees before he died. He raised them and harvested their honey for years. And they never ceased to amaze him for all those years.
Bees are amazing, but they have four main objectives:
They will build a hive,
protect the hive with force,
sustain themselves with honey,
The teams in our churches desperately need to keep these four qualities in the fore front of their minds.
Say what you want about the large bearded man rockin the Wooley Mammoth suit and carrying that big beatin stick, but he knows how to survive!
We can learn something from our caveman cousin about the art of surviving and growing in some difficult situations… Like, church! I see four skills the caveman developed that would be of great value to church leaders…