Here are my reflections on the Summit today:
Passion with no skill is better than skill with no passion. Nothing trumps a heart passionate about pursuing the will of God.
It is imperative for me to have the faith that God can grow the student ministry / church. If I don’t, then I shouldn’t be surprised when it doesn’t grow.
I should love my family (Ephesians 5:25). God will build the church (Matthew 16:18). Side note: Jesus is making a prophecy in Matthew 16 that one day people will gather together in his name. I think I always knew that was a prophecy, but it never clicked that I am helping to fulfill a promise that Jesus made a long time ago.
I am a machine-gun-listener. My wife is a storyteller. We are a cross-quadrant couple. All that to say that I need to hone my listening skills especailly when I am communicating with people who listen and speak differently than I do.
This wasn’t said today, but it seemed to be an underlying thought. The best thing I can do is passionately pursue who God has called me to be. Everything else flows from that.
Day 2 tomorrow…peace.