#5 Way Your Group Can Connect: Commit For Long Haul


When God can find people like you, who are willing to be diligent with his activities in a city, he gets excited. God blesses those who are willing to walk in simple, profound, humble obedience. There is almost no limit to the good that can happen through a few determined people who are walking in the anointing of God. God’s history is filled with examples of underdogs who took on amazing odds but came out as victors because they were willing to hang in there to endure for the entire race they were in.

Following God’s plan for the long haul isn’t usually the exciting way forward. God wants us to love with his ability. It’s clear we can’t succeed unless we operate in his strength. In the short run we can put on a good face–to look as though we are embracing our community with authentic love while in reality, we are reaching out in our own strength.


Steve has spoken, mentored and modeled to churches and leaders around the world with the simple message that anyone – regardless of their gifting or experience – can be involved in bringing God’s loving kindness to others. His first book, Conspiracy of Kindness has been translated into several languages with more in the works. His first book has sold over 300,000 copies. Altogether his books have sold over 500,000 copies.