“Since making disciples is the main task of the church, every church ought to be able to answer two questions: What is our plan for making disciples of Jesus? Is our plan working?” Dallas Willard
“Love is the signature card of true disciples. Disciple making cannot happen apart from loving, caring relationships–both tough and tender.” Dann Spader
Imagine a world where people were skeptical of what we believed, but envious of how well we treated one another, and shocked at how well we treated them!” Andy StanleyImagine a world where people were skeptical of what we believed, but envious of how well we treated… Click To Tweet
I love this line!
This is a great way to think about your preferred future and the milestones along the way. Keeping one eye on the preferred future and the other on the next milestone propels you in the right direction. Identifying “the one thing you can do today such that by doing it everything else becomes easier or unnecessary”* will enable you to “be better” today and continue moving in the direction of your next milestone.
*The One Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan
- 5 Keys to Arriving at Your Preferred Future
- Have You Identified the Milestones that Lead to Your Preferred Future
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I heard a many great lines today at GroupLife Southwest ’17. Mindy Caliguire used this quote from Julian of Norwich (a 14th century Christian mystic and theologian) to set up her question, “What are you expecting?”
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“Today’s Best Practices lead down dead ends; the best paths are new and untried” Peter Thiel, Zero to One
Sometimes we are on a hunt for best practices. The truth is, a best practice can take you quickly to the best way a particular thing can be done. Thiel’s point is that there are times when what you need is not the best way to do what you are already doing. What you need to develop is a way of doing something you have not yet tried. And that requires a new and untried path.
Note: The HOST strategy and the Small Group Connection are examples of new and untried paths.
Peter Thiel is an entrepreneur and investor. He started PayPal in 1998, made the first outside investment in Facebook, and provided early funding for LinkedIn, Yelp, and dozens of other successful technology startups. He also is a partner at Founders Fund, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm that has funded companies like SpaceX and Airbnb.
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