Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Notes from Mark Batterson

I wish everyone of you could have been a part of my time with Mark Batterson this morning. The mini-conference was set up by Anderson University and was a part of their Young Leaders Workshop. Here are some notes.
  • Don't let fear dictate your decisions.
  • The enemy has two tools: Guilt and Fear.
  • Failure could be the best thing that happens to you.
  • The greatest experiences are those where we step out in faith.
  • Are you living your life in a way that's worth telling stories about?
  • Don't we owe it to our kids to live in such a way that we have stories to tell.
  • God wants to tell his story through your life. You play an irreplacible part in God's story.
  • No guts, no glory: When we don't have the guts to live by faith we rob God of the glory that's rightfully his.
  • It took National Community Church 5 years to reach 250. Treat the small things like big things. We've got to be faithful with the small things.
  • Bill Gates said, "We tend to overestimate what we can accomplish in 2 years and underestimate what we can accomplish in 10."
  • Sometimes the most spiritual thing you can do is hang in there.
  • Pray for the favor of God. I want God to do for me what I cannot do for myself. Invoke the favor of God on your life, your family, your church, your community.
  • Start every meeting by sharing wins: What good thing is God doing?
  • Maybe movie theaters aren't a short term solution, but a long term strategy.
  • A problem: We're not creating disciples. We're creating spiritual co-dependents.
  • On Giving: The reason we need to grow is so that we can give more.
  • On Small Groups: God will not grow our church beyond our ability to disciple people.
I needed to hear what Mark had to say. God spoke to me about some things. I came away from our time more excited about what God wants to do in and through Hub City than ever before.

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