LogoVision 2017: from Good to Great

“Good is the enemy of great. And that is one of the key reasons why we have so little that becomes great. We don't have great schools, principally because we have good schools. We don't have great [churches], principally because we have good [churches]. Few people attain great lives, in large part because it is just so easy to settle for a good life.” Jim Collins, Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't
Churches are a reflection of the values and passions of people in it. We all know that some churches have plateaued because the people have plateaued in their reverence and enthusiasm. Some churches have chosen to hunkered down against a world they see as hostile which, if left unchanged, will result in stagnation, decline and death. Some churches have simply lost their way and are simply preserved memories. Fortunately, this is not true of all churches or people! Let us make sure it is never true of us! Good to Great is invitation to stand up and step out in a new direction, together.  Good to Great (G2G) is a challenging, some say impossible, vision of what we can become. G2G is a strategic plan so unusual that if God is not in it and if you’re not part of it, it is destined to fail. It is bold because if it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you Over the next couple of Sundays, we’ll share the pieces of how we can move the church from Good to Great. Together we will build a plan to achieve what others refuse to believe is possible. The framework of G2G plan can be broken down into three general areas and five specific goals. Awaken the Sleeping Giant…through Intense Prayer and Inspirational Worship Good churches inspire themselves, Great churches inspire others. Unleash the Power of God…through Compelling Generosity & Caring Life Groups Some things happen in circles that just can’t happen in rows. Relentless Pursuit… through Community Connections The best place to restore hope and rebuild lives is among friends
“When [what you are deeply passionate about, what you can be best in the world at and what drives your economic engine] come together, not only does your work move toward greatness, but so does your life. For, in the end, it is impossible to have a great life unless it is a meaningful life. And it is very difficult to have a meaningful life without meaningful work. Perhaps, then, you might gain that rare tranquility that comes from knowing that you’ve had a hand in creating something of intrinsic excellence that makes a contribution. Indeed, you might even gain that deepest of all satisfactions: knowing that your short time here on this earth has been well spent, and that it mattered.”   Jim Collins
Blessings, Steve
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