Thursday, November 20, 2008

Creating Spiritual Momentum- Craig Groeschel

  • How to Develop Personal Spiritual Momentum- Craig Groeschel
    "I will do today what I can do today to enable me to do tomorrow what I can’t do today."

    4 Things You Can Do Today:

Identify my leadership dark side and do something to combat it today

  • Too competitive, prideful, hesitant?
  • Fear of lack- not having enough- Then give more.
  • Nervous about a neighboring church: Drop off an offering
  • Nervous/insecure? Ask 3 people to speak bluntly into your life
  • God’s key blessing in your ministry/life may come through your dark side

Create Artificial Deadlines- put limits on time

  • Ex: Video team- can spend 100’s of hours on a project- tell them they have 15 hours
  • Shorter, purposeful days can be more productive
  • Can create white space, think time- spiritual growth

Delegate what someone else can do

  • Don’t delegate responsibilities- delegate authority
  • Responsibilities creates followers, authority creates leaders
  • If you don’t delegate authority, you won’t attract great leaders
  • High control- low growth Low control- high growth
  • A little bit of chaos is worth it

Do something only You Can Do

  • You’re the only one who can:
  • Care for yourself
  • Recharging activities
  • Take time off
  • Spending time with God
  • Eating right and exercising
  • Honoring God in private ways
  • Be a husband to your wife or a Dad/Mom to your kids
  • Pride leads to thinking I’m the only one who can do something
  • Poor leadership leads to inability to delegate and build new leaders around me
  • Balance is not realistic- but plan recovery time on the backside of a stressful period

    “Most people want what others have but aren’t will to do what others did.”


Terrace Crawford said...

Dude... thank you so much for taking such great notes. I definitely wish I could be there.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for writing such an insightful article. I needed this very much today.

Utilizing the dark side of your strength and doing something that only you can do were powerful words that the Lord needed me to hear.

Thank you and God Bless You.