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!