Today’s a busy day. I have a couple meetings and then grab a train to NYC for my pastor’s coaching network with Nelson Searcy. It’s kind of a Small Group for Sr. Pastors. Twenty pastors from around the country meet monthly. We study a different topic each month by reading a book and sharing our thoughts with the group in a report. When we come together we then discuss the topic for a couple hours. The second half of the day is spent discussing the pressure points in our churches and finding solutions. It’s great personally and for our ministries. Topics have included: evangelism, small groups, stewardship, staffing, raising up leaders, service planning, assimilation (moving people from guests to members) and personal growth so far.
Why I am writing about this here? Because I want to encourage each of that unless you are intentional about personal growth…you will NOT grow. I know, not a new revelation there but we really don’t need some new revelation from God, we need to walk out what He’s already given us.
What’s your plan? Will you be closer to Jesus more next year than you are now? Is your faith more effective in your life and the life of those around you this year than it was last year?