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Dr. Samuel Chand: "Crisis Helps us Grow"

I've respected Dr. Samuel Chand from a distance, but was able to meet him for the first time today. I thoroughly enjoyed his talk at Velocity 2012. Some of my notes...

  • Everything has a capacity. This room will never hold 3,000 people at one time. Your laptop battery will never last all week. You also have a capacity. But you can grow your capacity.
  • Most churches are two funerals away from revival. And you probably know who they are.
  • Growth means change. Change means loss. Loss means pain. It's all about "growing pains."
  • There are two types of people in the world: Those who make deposits, and those who make withdrawals.
  • Never throw a crisis away. Crisis help us grow.
  • If you take care of your personal life, God will take care of your public life.
  • There are two things that might keep you from being able to handle the blessing when God sends it: Broken systems or the wrong people.
Dr. Chand was a delightful speaker who I'd love to hear more.