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6 Habits That Help You Love Your Mission MORE Than Your Model

October 25, 2011

1) Tweet/RT stories of life change

2) When someone quotes Rick Warren, Matt Chandler, Andy Stanley, Mark Driscoll, or John Piper refuse to put them in a “I like them” or “I don’t like them” box

3) Don’t just create strategic models for evangelism but personally invest in someone far from God

4) Lead your team to discuss “why” they do ministry not just “how” they do ministry

5) Celebrate changed lives as a staff not just the model “working”

6) Publicly celebrate ministries that use different models

I love studying and implementing effective church models. Too many churches under-estimate the impact that a clear model can have. However, it’s easy to go from being a fan of a model to becoming fixated.

An effective church model focuses people on the mission not the model.

“Be infatuated with the model and in love with your mission.” – Andy Stanley

Read our mission again . . . slowly . . . as if for the first time. Hear the words from Jesus’ lips:

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.

Be in love with it. Be strategic to do it. Be inspired to share it. Be united because of it.


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