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Mark Beeson on Legacy

Mark Beeson hit a home-run in the final session of Innovate 07. Some things he said...

  • We must be intentional about pointing our feet in the right direction.
  • You can't get what you could have until you let go of what you do have.
  • We don't go to mentors or leaders anymore to get information. We have all the information we could want. We now go to mentors and leaders to help us make sense of the information.
  • Mark shared the story of John Nace. Watch his story here.
  • One of the biggest challenges for me to do ministry in 2007 is that hardly anyone is buying pipe organ music. I like hymns. But to reach people today they aren't helpful.
  • I grew up going to church every week and never saw an adult give their life to Christ.
  • We aren't sinners who occasionally do something right. I am a child of the King who occasionally messes up.
  • Mark showed a brand-new video recap of our 2007 baptism. Watch the media player at GCCWired.com to see this in the next few weeks.
  • Mark shared a letter that he wrote his son several years ago as he entered adult-hood.
  • Does your team know you're for them?
  • The world will change when followers of Christ are truly with each other and for each other.
  • You have to work on stuff...
    • Attitude - without this you will hurt yourself
    • Relationships - without this others will hurt you
    • Persistence - without this problems will defeat you
    • Priorities - without this the insignificant will hamper you
    • Credibility - without this no one will follow you.
  • The number one job of a Christian leader is to hear from God and then bring that back to their people.
  • The people are not here to give you a successful ministry. The people are the ministry.