Today’s sessions were good. Cordeiro and Hybels were inspiring, but I didn’t walk away feeling like my mind had been stretched as far as the previous two days. They reinforced some ideas that are always lurking and that made today a good day.
Final Thoughts of Willow Creek Leadership Summit 2006:
1. Strategic Living! Life is about to get somewhat-structured. Not because it’s the only way to live, but it is the way I need to live. I am going to try and live intentionally and with a strategy and plan and vision as opposed to living from one day to the next. God has been opening my eyes to his vision for Athens, Texas. I have gotten a glimpse…I want more.
2. Strategic Giving! Bono’s discussion on AIDS was a spark. I think the key to the issue is figuring out a meaningful way for people to help. I’ve said it a few times in conversation: I don’t think the question is "Will people serve?" I think it’s going to be "How can we get all of these people significantly involved?"
3. Strategic Growth! I don’t mean growing the student ministry or the church. I have got to be intentional about my growth as a follower of Christ and a leader. The mission is too important for the wrong people to be invovled. I don’t want to be the wrong person.
4. Strategic Explanation! How do I condense all of the learning I’ve done in the last few months into something tangible for leaders around me? How do I help them catch the vision?
Lob your potshots. Think I’m crazy. Think I’m brilliant, whatever. I don’t really know what I am except this: I am fired-up and excited! The Summit has given me renewed passion and caused me to think harder than I have in a long time….peace.