Shapevine Interview Tonight at 8pm – June 3, 2008

Be sure to tune in tonight on Shapevine where I’ll be sharing a summary of my new book coming out with Regal Publishing.

One of the main thoughts of the book is how you can move from a “3 to an 8,” as a leader and as a church. The simple idea is that many leaders have been laboring under the burden of trying to become something or someone that they are not called, not made to be. As a former 4th grade teacher I have discovered there are no “10s” but Jesus, and there is rarely a “9” (someone with a Billy Graham level of personality/gifiting)

But all of us, when we are in sync with the distinct calling and gifting of God, can flow powerfully as an “8.” However, when we try to mimic someone else and are not living spontaneously in the unique thing that God has called us to be, we will live with massive frustration. We will not experience the joy of the spontaneous life of the Holy Spirit living in side of us. And most tragically, we will never even get close to accomplishing what Jesus has called us to live out, which are amazing unique things that only we and the group we lead can live out at this point in history.

I hope you are able to log on and interact with the webcast tonight at 8pm… it’s going to be fun!


  1. Brian B on June 4, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    Hi Steve,
    Great job last night on Shapevine. I was the Odyseeus23 who asked the question towards the end of the webcast.

    I know the question was a little vague so I wanted to clarify a bit: I was asking more about how to lead a body of believers after the initial phase of launching, and before the phase where things start to significantly grow. My apologies for forming the question in a way that made it sound like a personal growth question.

    I appreciated what you said about not playing the role of an executive when the context doesn’t call for one, and for managing your time well.

    I was wondering if you had any other thoughts about my question now that it’s more clear. An even more specific question would be this: How does one go about inspiring others to believe God for big things when the future dreams and visions are not yet totally manifest, and when there are threats to giving up and settling for the status quo?


  2. Char Hinners on June 8, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    Hi Steve,
    I’m really excited and happy about the way you are spreading the message of Jesus in Florida!!! Tell Janie I said Hi!! and you all are in my prayers!! You are an important part of my life and I thank Him for that!!

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