This leadership message, shared at Lead Summit in England by Dave Gilpin, looks at the ‘peril’ of everything that moves- it has to lose something to gain something. For Abraham he ‘lost’ his son, for Gideon he lost almost all his men, for Joseph he lost his reputation. You may
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Only accept 1. The things that you cannot change for now. They exist to change you. Change is everything. 2. The things you are going to change at a later date. Strategy is everything. 3. The things you will need help from other people
The art of great leadership isn’t just to own up for making bad decisions, but to take the blame for other people’s bad decisions you had nothing to do with. When people have it in for you they often share their personal gripes that were, in reality, self inflicted
Everyone goes on about church without the weird bits. Once you take out the weird bits you’re mostly left with the boring bits…..and no one wants that. Weird personalities, weird idiosyncrasies and weird wonders are what creates the interest. In a weird way, they help create the family
The perfect fit is everything you never want in your life. You want your ‘clothes’ to be a little too big or a bit too tight, but never just right. You want your city to be too big or too small but never just right. You want your relationships
Cry Me a River Whether you call yourself an introvert, shy, quiet or just plain reserved, there’s a New You that supersedes the Natural You times a thousand. The bible says that you’re not a lake, a pond, a swamp or a flood. You’re a river. Rivers flow. They’re dynamic.
There’s a time when all water reaches ‘the bridge’ and goes under it. ‘The bridge’ is a moment in time when you need to forget about something that happened, stop trying to fix something that could have been and stop allowing what once was to affect what now is- because
THE DOWNSIDE OF LOVE is being taken for granted. And that hurts. It means that you’ve been used, with little appreciation of all of the sacrifices you’ve made. Yet it’s also the proof of love. Real love asks for nothing in return. It finally pushes the scales
At the end of time, sins of omission will be judged as equally as sins of commission. Living your own life, minding your own business, finding your inner you, loving you, pampering you and being a lounge room legend with only a tiny vision for the welfare of
The new thing is always repelled by the current thing because it lacks depth and richness. We adore depth because it’s stable. And stability means peace. And that’s a huge plus in a world of chaos. The new thing always starts out shallow, thin and inexperienced. Yet it’s
Pain will always be a part of your journey. The greatest remedy for a life of pain is a life of purpose. A life of purpose creates a journey where everything in it takes on a brand new meaning. Every ache and every pain is placed through a
Fences are good- good for privacy, good for personal time and good for protection. To love someone is to love their fence. To love their fence is to allow them space- space to back away, space to hide, space to process and space to find their own convictions on life
Showing off would be excellent (and even more amusing to watch) if it wasn’t accompanied by making the rest of us feel just a little smaller than we did before we noticed you showing it off. It could be in the largeness of your endeavour, the smallness of your waist,
Your greatest enemy is negativity. If you beat it, things that are dead will come back to life; things that are sick will get healed; things that are missing will be found. That’s what happens when you speak light into darkness and not darkness into light. You’ll have to beat
For every believer, there’s three of You in you- the Fallen You, the Natural You and the New You. The Real You is the combination of the Natural You with the New You. The Fake You- the Imposter- is the combination of the Natural You with the Fallen You. The