Top Ten from The Leadership Summit

I enjoyed the time that I was able to spend at The Leadership Summit on Thursday and Friday. Here is my top ten:

  1. Lead an integrated life. Be the same person in each environment in which you exist. – Bill George
  2. I don’t go to a church, I belong to a church. – Chuck Colson
  3. Failure is not an option, it is a necessity. – Craig Groeschel
  4. The first thing to depart when spiritual health goes down is laughter. – Gary Haugen
  5. To reach people that no one is reaching, we have to do things that no one else is doing. – Craig Groeschel
  6. Outlast the opposition to God’s dream for your life. – Bill Hybels
  7. It is rare for one person to bring it, but one person can kill it. – Craig Groeschel
  8. When something feels funky, engage. – Bill Hybels
  9. Stay connected, fruit happens. – John Burk
  10. Is it worth going to scale fast? – Wendy Kopp

I missed a few sessions so likely missed some other great stuff. What would you add to this list?

You can find more information about all of these sessions here.

Deeply Committed or Seeker Sensitive Worship?

In November of last year, I read this post – Was the early church seeker sensitive? and have been thinking it over in my head ever since. Before you read further – check out the post then come back here to read on.

Michael raises an interesting point and one which I have continued to think about. Is it faithful or effective to have separate worship experiences or worship elements for non religious persons and Christian persons?

At Resurrection central campus, we have five services with the same teaching content at each service – people come at the beginning and leave near the end (sometimes just after the sermon…) There is no distinction in service times between those who are non and nominally religious and those who are in the middle of the journey of becoming a deeply committed Christian. Willow and Granger have separate service times for different communities. Stonewall Wesleyan Church has a distinct worship schedule based on different worship style and elements.

I believe that communion is a means of grace and should be available to all. What about other elements of a worship service? Other worship times? Do you think that it is faithful or effective to have separate worship experiences or worship elements for non religious persons and Christian persons?