leadership summit: tasty tidbits
i prayed just days before this conference when i was really feeling discouraged about africa and the big question of when. i prayed, “Lord, please continue to confirm this passion and call, so i would won’t lose heart. things look real slowed dow right now.”
and the thing is, i wasn’t praying that He would do so at the conference, it just happened to be just a couple days before. and well, God once again confirmed through some very unlikely leaders and speakers… YES. to explain how and what was said is almost impossible. but it was a very real confirmation.
at the willow creek leadership summit: bill hybels (pastor/author), marcus buckingham (author/leadership expert), john ortberg (pastor/author) and richard curtis (writer/director) were the speakers that resonated the most with me but here are some specific things that caught my attention (or kicked my butt enough) to write down.
Nothing matters more than the ownership of vision.
Be the first to cross the racial divide.
Don’t let the fears and prejudices of others be your burden. Don’t let others ideals define you. Don’t waste tears.
Leadership is seeing and unlocking the potential in someone else. Taking a chance on someone creates motivation.
None of us can learn if we’re not outside our comfort zone.
Lead with a transcendency plan. Jesus came and said He was only here for a short time. He equipped leaders (disciples) to carry out His vision. His time here was purposeful. Whatever your vision, equip others to carry it out after you’re gone.
If we are serious about evangelizing the world…. it’s not so much about having denominations & names on churches – it is really about bringing about change in the lives of people.
A strength is not something you’re good at. It’s an activity that makes you feel strong. Build around your strengths and manage around your weaknesses. Talk about your strengths without bragging. Talk about your weaknesses without whining.
We can’t stop with sentiment. Shift mindset, don’t think of [ministry] as charity.
Things will always look better in the morning. Start each day with confidence and optimism. This creates trust and inspires.
You have come into your position for such a time as this. Life deteriorates with a shadow mission.
Observe the truth. Be great instead of ashamed. it can’t be impossile. it must be possible.