Friday, February 27, 2009

Wouldn't this be great...

Now wouldn't this be amazing to be a part of. This level of professionalism focused on leading toward a stronger commitment to Jesus. I am always conflicted about this Subject. What do I do to further his Name?? Can I make changes, or hard decisions because it's better for what He's doing?

Is any one person's desire more important than making a larger impact for Jesus?

Friday, February 20, 2009

a post from

This is a blog from the Pastor of Revolution Church. He is a little bit crazy but I like reading what's happening in his head. On a side note this church is only a few years old and reaching people like crazy. And reaching people does not mean christians from other churches.

Titled: It's Midnight
It’s Midnight and I’m up which my mind is racing and I’m thinking about Revolution. Here is some of the questions I’m ‘rasslin with right now:
Do we have the structure to get to 2,000 people in Sunday morning attendance by the end of the year?
Are we comfortable as a staff? Seeing zeal and passion in new additions to our team makes me wonder have some of us (including myself) lost that “sense of awe” at what God is doing here.
We have two services that are 85% full and one that (8:30) that due to time will probably never be completely full so how do we create more seats? 4th Sunday morning? Sunday night at Conference Center? Sunday night at different location? Sunday night in Jasper? Sunday night in Towne Lake?
I have the right people on the bus but do I have them in the right seat?
Have I surrounded myself with leaders or servants?
Is there an initiative to grow as leaders in the people around me?
Who are the volunteers in our church who are ready to take the next step into leadership?
Is what we WANT to be known for the same thing we ARE known for?
Is what what I WANT to be known for the same thing as what I AM known for?
Are we doing ALL we can to reach lost people?
In what areas do I need to grow as a leader?
What things do I need to take off my plate?
Are we empowering volunteers to take their areas to the next level?
Are we celebrating wins?
What is the next step for Revolution?
Am I limiting God?
Do I dream to small?
Can we do a better job at reaching people with hurts, habits and hang-ups?
Am I letting critics distract me?
Am I focused more on those who attend Revolution or those in the community who don’t have a church home?
Is my walk with God where it needs to be to lead Revolution to 2000? 3000? 5000? 10,000?
Am I allowing GOOD things to keep me from GREAT things?
Questions are a good thing. You can’t get answers without questions. The entire book of Nehemiah happened because he asked a simple question on how the people in his homelad were doing. That question changed his life and changed the life of those around him.
Now, you see why I’m not sleeping.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Politics and the Church

The church would seem to be a strange place for politics since the mission of the church is the Great Commission. Where does Global Warming, Obama, an economic stimulus plan, or even Neil in a service. Right before the greeting??? Probably not. It's an interesting question when placed in the context of a brand new church. Different groups of people are coming together with differing views on these issues and many more issues too. At Discover Point Church we decided a long time ago that we would focus on the things that unite us not the things that divide us.
When we first were starting the church we went to an older pastor with many more years in ministry than any of us. He focused in on this core value that we shared and said....we have to much of that in the church. To many times we are focusing of things that divide each other. I didn't know how wise that counsel was until years later. We have a richly diverse church. Many different people who think alot of different things. Some about politics, some about gifts of the spirit, some about parenting, or budgeting. We have the freedom to believe differently on non essentials.
So i would say politics are a nonessential while I am sure it doesn't feel that way when you have to pay more taxes or watch the congress spending your money in crazy ways. Leave it at the door to reach more people for Jesus.