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Catalyst Report, part three

craig-groeschel1Catalyst Session Three

Creating Personal Spiritual Momentum  Craig Groeschel

“The way I was doing the work of God was destroying the work of God in me…” – Bill Hybels

 “I will do today what I can do to enable me to do tomorrow what I can’t do today.”

 Do something to defeat your dark side.  Identify and give a name to your leadership dark side… Confront it – the key blessing God wants to give your church may come thru your dark side.

 Creating some margin in your schedule… Create artificial ministry deadlines today – set a time to go home, and then go.  This forces you to prioritize, delegate, etc., Shorter and purposeful days are much more productive.

  • Make faster decisions
  • Intentionally delegate
  • Disregard unimportant activities

Delegate what someone else can do.  Don’t delegate responsibilities – delegate authority.  Delegating responsibilities creates followers, delegating authority creates leaders.  When you hand off stuff others can do it will make margin – also creates chaos.  You can have high control and low growth, or lower control and high growth…

Do something that only you can do:

You are the only one who can care for yourself – personal refreshment activity.

  • You’re the only one who can care for yourself by taking time off… Not doing so is pride and poor leadership. You’re not that good.
  • You’re the only one who can take care of yourself by spending time with God.
  • You are the only one who can take care of yourself by eating right and exercising.

You are the only one who can lead your ministry – your church needs your leadership more than your preachership

You the only one who can do something that honors Christ to you – serving and not telling anyone, writing a generous check, etc.

You are the only who can be a husband to your wife and a daddy to your kids…

Effective ministry is not born overnight or without pain or criticism…  Most people want to have what others have, but aren’t willing to do what others did.

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