Thursday, August 10, 2006

Putting the "I" in Simple.

We just finished day one of our annual staff retreat. It's been a great day with some great reminders about why we do what God has asked us to do. We now have 12 staff - 7 full time and 5 part time. Each of us has a definite and unique contribution to the team. It was great to spend some time reviewing and analyzing our different unique gifts and personality types. We also spent time nailing down five critical success factors we need to work on this year.

The theme of our retreat this year is "Simple." Getting back to ministry the way God has designed it. We have all been reading "Simple Church" by Rainer and Geiger. While not an "eye opening" book, it's a great reminder that we need to focus on doing a few things great. From clarity to focus, the church has to all be on the same page to be effective. That's exactly what we're reminding ourselves about during this retreat.

The Leadership Summit started today, and I encourage everyone to read Tony Morgan's blog and his recap of today's sessions. It looks like some great stuff as always!!

1 comment:

Jo said...

Just wanted to let you know that i fee that all of you do one thing so well, you let God lead. Lifes are being changed because God is always put first and not religion. May God bless you and all the other staff members. ( may he also be with your significant others and help them on this awesome ride.) May God use you to rock the world for him.