LeadingSmart

Practical Stuff for Church Leaders

Craig Groeschel on Innovation

On Wednesday night I had a chance to hang a little bit with Craig Groeschel and his lovely wife at the Batterson home. So I already liked him going into the Buzz Conference session this afternoon, but I had never heard him speak. His was the kind of talk where you want to write everything down because it is so good and so right. I can’t wait to hear him again tomorrow. Some quotes from today that stuck in my mind…

·         Often we say, “If only we had _________ then we could be innovative like such and such church.”

·         Truth is, you have everything you need to reach the people God wants you to reach.

·         If you don’t have a resource, it requires innovation.

·         Limited resources PLUS increasing passion EQUALS exponential innovation.

·         We need to stop whining about what we don’t have and get creative with what we do have.

·         In order to reach those that no one else is reaching, we’ll have to do things that no one else is doing.

·         When is the last time you had a non-believer in your home?

·         Who is God calling you to reach that no one around you is reaching?

·         Innovative leaders offend Pharisees… “all stinkin’ day long”!

·         The things that are closest to the heart of God are most offensive to Pharisees.

·         If you aren’t being called a “cult” every now and then, you must not being doing much.

·         Don’t worry when Pharisees attack you. Worry when they don’t.

·         What new thing is God calling you to create that will be hated today and embraced tomorrow?