This week was slammed. I had the privilege of hanging out with the revolutionaries from the EnterMission Coaching Network. If you're wondering what that's all about, check this out.
Here's a 10,000 foot view of our time together this week...from the view of Twitter. It's fascinating to see the 140 character summaries. Our primary focus was on the topic of Leadership Multiplication.
The future is always in the present, it's just not equally distributed.
Most Christians act like the world is a public restroom. Get in , get out and don't get anything on you.
Simplicity doesn't break. Complexity is fragile.
A river with no banks is a swamp. A river with too much structure is a dam. Most churches fall into one of these two extremes.
Maybe the thing we need to do is expand our imaginer!
...growth costs ____________, you fill in the blank.
The goal of teaching in the Church has shifted from distributing information to guiding application.
Discover the leadership style that is unique to the culture you are serving. Don't export your cultural expectations of leadership on others from another culture.
Teams are hard work, and that's why people don't usually like doing them
Will you sacrifice vision (mandate of Christ to reach the world) for intimacy with just a few people?
When you hire a doer, you get something done. When you hire a leader you can multiply what gets done 10 fold.
Most leaders just don't dream big enough. What would happen if God answered our prayers?
Within the journey, it is so difficult to see your progress. - mark beeson
"Become so certain about the process that the outcomes are almost guaranteed."
Great visionary leaders need great administrative leaders to create the strategy to carry out the vision
Over 600 churches started in India, over 80,000 decisions for Christ. That is transformation.
We don't have time to do ministries that don't hurt us, we have to do ministries that matter.
3 ministry shifts: clergy (ministry=job) to volunteer (ministry = leisure time) to ordination of all vocations (ministry = life)
We need to get past what people are asking for & provide not just surface requests, but underlying solutions.
Isn't it interesting that we evangelize the world and lead the church. Why don't we lead the world?
Find your affluence. How has God made me (our church) rich? Then turn that into influence.
Many churches use affluence to insulate yourself.
if you woke up and chose between a red and blue shirt this morning, you are filthy rich compared to the most of the world
: you are most missional when your heart breaks. WOW!
Every church and leader has affluence of some sort. God is inviting us to find that identity and give it away.
Affluence leads to influence which flows into confluence. Confluence means we flow together, strength adding to strength.
Confluence is a partnership where we share our influence and affluence on shared mission together.
Most church leaders stop at influence and never go to confluence.
If we discover our affluence, turn it into influence, partner in confluence, we reach effluence, which means FLOW OUT.
Influence asks, who in your life is sent by God? #
If we spend our energy helping church/leaders discover affluence, influence, and confluence, effluence happens.
We mistakenly make effluence the target: Get people out there. But effluence is the result of the first three: affluence, influence, and confluence.
"God affirms all cultures, God judges all cultures, God redeems all cultures."