How do you know that a garden or a yard has been handled with great care? You see it in its appearance and the fruit that is produced. If it’s left to fend for itself, it will become overgrown or withered. The same is true for our personal lives and the organizations we lead. If we fail to manage them with ongoing care and cultivation, like a garden they will wither or become overcrowded with the chaos of unnecessary activity. Why is it that we so often ignore this truth?
When you hit the Church Community Builder website for the first time, it may be a bit confusing. After all, you probably landed there to look for software. What you saw was different, and not very software-focused. Let me try to give you some context for why that is.
As a leader, it’s your job to establish the pace of your ministry. People are looking to you to set the direction and velocity of your mission. And if you’ve ever been in that place, you know it can be a challenging task.
I love Thanksgiving! In the midst of the busiest season of my life (growing responsibility at work coupled with raising two teenage boys being the primary culprits), this is a time when I always try to lift my foot off the gas, spend time with my loved ones and focus only on how grateful I am for them.