We tried to take the kids trick or treating tonight but the weather had other plans. We stopped at a couple homes and then decided to take the kids to Friendly’s with my parents. My parents follow me on FB and had many questions about this so called WFX Conference we attended. As we started to share our desire to return to the basics of relationship and discipleship it seemed as though we were speaking another language. I wished I could say that they were the exception and not the norm at our church but I am afraid that this disconnect is greater than I would even like to think. Coming off of 3 days, hearing passionate presenters and keynote speakers yearning to make an eternal difference in the lives of others for the glory of Jesus Christ is definitely a mountain top experience. But returning home is so much harder than I ever imagined it would be. Staring the truth in the face and wanting deperately to effect change among our staff, our leaders and our people. I know the only real way to do this is to start living out among them and that eventually they will follow. The challenge seems overwhelming right now but of course it will take total reliance on God to be accomplished, and that my friends is my insight for this evening. I follow Rick Warren on Twitter and the other day he posted something to the effect that he could do NOTHING without God. This is one of those glimpses in my life where that is so real. If your reading this I ask for your prayers. We have the ability to make an eternal difference in the lives of 500 people and right now we are failing miserably. But God has a plan and if we are obedient to his word he will be able to live out that plan in us and through us. Thank you WFX for making a difference in my life and hopefully the life of our church. Let us move forward to being a life-giving not life-taking church!
How to Effectively Effect Change November 1, 2009