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Quotable Tuesday

Jason Petermann  —  March 30, 2010 — 1 Comment

I attended the Catalyst One Day event in Chicago last week and had some great take aways that I am chewing on right now.  Today’s quote comes from Craig Groeschel as he talked about momentum, and busting barriers in people’s mindsets:

“To reach people that no one is reaching we must be willing to do things that no one else is doing. To do what no one else is doing, we cannot do what everyone else is doing.”

I was raised in a church culture that said the more ministries we had going the more successful we were.  Sometimes it even seemed like a goal was to add more and more things just to say that we were doing “such and such” a ministry.  All the while, we never evaluated (at least not honestly) the ministries we already had to see if we should continue doing them because they were being effective. I am convinced that many churches try to do so many things that they do not do anything as good as it can be done.

Basically, Craig was saying we can reach more by doing less… what do you think?

Quotable Tuesday

Jason Petermann  —  March 23, 2010 — 1 Comment

I am going to try something on Tuesdays starting today.  I love to read.  With my reading I come across a lot of good quotes that motivate, inspire and convict me to serve Jesus better and to love people more.  I want to pass some of those along here on my blog.  I tend to share these quotes, and many more on Twitter if you want to follow.  I hope they will motivate, inspire and convict you as well.

This first quote I read on Scott Hodge’s blog a couple years ago.  It inspired me to continue charting a course that I felt God wanted me to be on in ministry.

“Until you get your focus OFF of the people who are disgruntled, unhappy, unsupportive, and resistant to the direction God has called you to go, and ONTO those who are excited, supportive and on board, you will NEVER gain momentum and see a new culture created in your church.”

What are your thoughts about this?