At a recent Catalyst One-Day, Craig Groeschel made some interesting points as he addressed the topic, "Busting Barriers With Mind Shift Changes." While Craig's comments were addressed to an audience of church leaders, I believe all who are seeking God's possibilities for the church will be challenged by what Craig had to say:
Think differently about your church culture.
Don’t say, “Our people won’t __________.” (insert problem). Instead you should say, “We have not led our people to ____________.” (insert problem).
Think differently about the mission.
Are you about the mission, or are you about guarding people’s feelings?
Think differently about limitations.
Most of the time we say, “We can’t because we don’t have _______.” Great leaders see opportunities where others see limitations.
Three Challenges For Church Leaders Who Want To Make A Mind Shift Change
1) Find someone one or two steps ahead of you and learn how they think.
2) Identify one wrong mindset and ask God to renew your mind with truth.
3) Identify one painful decision you’ve been avoiding and commit to making the right decision immediately.