Sage – a Leadership Network Experience pt3
Following are notes from some of the 2-3pm EDT SAGE speakers.
David Loveless, Discovery Church
- I’d pay more attention to how much change that I asked the ministry partners to bear.
- I changed too many things and created too much distrust. I loved change – I thought I could lead everyone the same way.
- Are you more concerned with the outcome than how you achieve the outcome?
- Is this the right change?
Robert Lewis – Global Reach
- If I had to do it over again – I would concentrate more heavily in foundation building.
- Don’t get caught up with day to day organization while neglecting the foundation. Concentrate on foundation building more than the show.
Dale Burke – First Evangelical Free Church
- I need to please less. Focus on the one that matters most.
- Do less but focus on more things that matter the most, the health creating things, the main things.
- Do less but focus on your main things. I was never intended to do everything. Some things I do well and some things I do not.
- Do less by focusing on fewer people but giving more of your time to the main people
Eric Swanson – Leadership Network
- I would share the gospel differently.
- My view of sin wasn’t big enough but neither was my view of reconciliation.
- It is what it is, but it is not as it should be.
Mike Slaughter – Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church
- 1st shift – Attractional model to missional church.
- Jesus focused on getting church into the world.
- Measure of how many are serving as hands and feet of Jesus in the world.
- 2nd shift – Macro model to a micro model
- Importance of community
- Looking for meaning more than meetings
- 3rd shift – Expansion to multiplication
- You rebuild cities one neighborhood at a time
Elmer Towns – Liberty University
- I wanted to be a Bible College President
- I had a big dream
- Sometimes you do the unattractive things to be used by God
Michael Duduit – Anderson University in Anderson, SC
- Clear is better than clever
- Today we live in an image driven culture
- It’s always a temptation to try to look good
- Effective messages send people praising a great Savior
Walt Kallestad – Community Church of Joy
- Doing church vs being the church
- Simplicity is critical
- When we do it to the least of these, we do it to Him
- Loving God, loving community, and doing mission
- Have things that are sustainable
- Living a life of prayer – the Bible tells us to pray continuosly
- It’s important to focus on significance
Carl George – Consulting for Church Growth
- I developed the metachurch model
- The whole idea of coaching is to bring leaders back on track
- God is in the business of drawing people to himself
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