Things I’ve learned from Mike Slaughter, the people of Ginghamsburg and God. (wish I had a link for God..)
- 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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jenny! What a great post! Very inspiring (in a “kick in the butt” kind of way). Thanks for sharing your experience.Blessings to you,your favorite stalker