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The Sticks: Dwight Mason

Dwight Mason is the lead pastor at New Pointe Community Church in Dover, Ohio, a large and growing congregation of around 3,000 people. I have enjoyed getting to know him the past couple of days.

Some quotes from his session…

  • Nothing happens without leadership.
  • There is nothing more powerful than an example.
  • If there is no one leading, then everyone is doing what is right in their own eyes.
  • Most problems can be traced to a lack of competent leadership.
  • It is always easier to blame others rather than take responsibility.
  • We teach what we know, but we reproduce who we are.
  • If you don’t like your church, take a look at who you are.
  • It’s amazing to me how many people leading churches don’t like people.
  • When we are driven to perform or please, we become controlling and we don’t lead well.
  • My value is not because I’m a pastor. My value is because I’m a child of God.
  • This book rocked my world: Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzero.
  • You are as sick as your secrets. You don’t need to tell everyone, you just need to tell somebody.

Dwight is driving up with his team to Granger next week for the Catalyst One Day event with Andy Stanley and Craig Groeschel.