I just started reading a book by Geoff Surratt called Ten Stupid Things That Keep Churches from Growing. It’s my first time to read a book by Geoff, and I’m really enjoying it. He writes from the mistakes he’s made in the past, and it’s quite funny.
Right now I’m only on the first “stupid thing”, and he’s already nailed me. It’s about pastors trying to do everything themselves rather than sharing the responsibility. I’m not sure if it’s my insecurity, my perfectionism, or just a fear that others won’t enjoy being involved, but this is an area where I really struggle.
Fortunately, God has given me enough clarity to see that the things He has called me to do at Faith Promise are beyond my abilities. Light years beyond.
I’m committed to kicking this tendency to the curb because there’s too much at stake. Whether it’s our communications strategies, our church website, the Internet Campus, outreach campaigns, or anything else I’m working on, I want to get others involved. I want to share the fun and the responsibilities. I want to step out in faith to see what God will do when I and the other people I’m serving with come to the end of our abilities.
Just so I don’t give the wrong impression, almost everything I’ve done at Faith Promise has involved great teams of people. People like Josh, Brad, Heather, Matt, Phil, and many others have been deeply involved in every successful thing that I’ve worked on at Faith Promise so far. I’m deeply indebted to each of them, and I can’t wait to see new people join us in ministry and planning.