Monday, January 30

HEART FIRST

This weekend we were reminded that ministyr is not about using people to get things done.  Its a PARTNERSHIP we enter into with anothe rperson in order to GLORIFY JESUS and to fulfill HIS DREAM for GRANITE!  Knowing this it is important for us to remember as leaders that those we partner with are REAL PEOPLE, meaning they have feelings and a real need for community.

As leaders lets SLOW DOWN and clear the clutter off our plates in order to CREATE COMMUNITY for those we serve beside.  No one needs anything else "to do", and SERVING should be a JOY!  I believe that JOY comes not only when we ELEVATE WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO (for JESUS and His glory), but when we CELEBRATE AND APPRCIATE WHO WE DO IT WITH!

Here is some food for thought:

How is the COMMUNITY going on your team?
What intentional things are you doing to build strong bonds between team members?
What good thing needs to go, inorder to do the better things, such as spending time in COMMUNITY with your teams?

Remember we need to be connectd to the HEART before we ask for the HAND. 

Friday, January 27

DROP THE AGENDA!

Its been a few weeks since I have BLOGGED, did you miss me!  TEAM GRANITE UNITED, I love you, I am proud of you, I am honored to serve with you, and I believe GREATER THINGS ARE YET TO COME FOR YOU and THROUGH YOU.  I believe in you TEAM GRANITE, more important than that is JESUS BELIVES IN YOU, He believes in you so much that He has left to you the GREATEST PRIVELEDGE and RESPONSIBILITY in the UNIVERSE, THE GOSPEL! 

Now that we have entered 2012 I have somehting I want you to do, DROP YOUR AGENDA!  What in the world do I mean by that, because you know how serious we are about systems and organization.  Here is what I mean

It's not about preaching and teaching, its about JESUS
It's not about music, its about JESUS
It's not about kids, its about JEUS
Its not baout students its about JESUS
Its not about singles, its about JESUS
Its not about small groups, its about JESUS
Its not about locaitons, its about JESUS
Its not about numbers, its about JESUS
Its not about "salvation notches" in our belts its about JESUS
Its not about gathering together its about JESUS

My point is this everything we do, the PURPOSE IS JESUS!  To EXALT, PRAISE, WORSHIP, DRAW ATTENTION TO, FALL DEEPER IN LOVE WITH, INTRODUCE PEOPLE TOO, JESUS!
All the things we do at GRANITE if they dont lead to JESUS, all the agends we have, if they dont lead to JESUS, all the ideas we think of, if they dont lead to JESUS, DROP THEM, DROP THOSE AGENDAS!

Let me remind you of two things Jesus said about Himself.  He said HE is THE BREAD OF LIFE, and HE is LIVING WATER.  What people need when they step onto our campuses are not agenda's, THEY NEED JESUS. 

So this week, before you step onto your campus, YES BE READY, YES BE ORAGNIZED, YES BE PREPARED, but do each of those things to DRAW ATTENTION TO YOURSELF, IN ORDER TO BRING GLORY TO JESUS!

I love you team, lets keep the main thing the main thing, lets keep everything about JESUS!  Please make sure every person on your leadership team reads this blog, NO EXCEPTIONS!