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Day 2 of my Missional Church class

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

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Tina Dietsch said…

What a great post! Very inspiring (in a "kick in the butt" kind of way). Thanks for sharing your experience.

Blessings to you,
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