I watched Dave Brailsford yesterday morning on BBC news. He is the performance coach for British Cycling and they were asking him how it is that we are seeing such success? His answer was simple…

Talent + Commitment + Coaching

You can have talent but if you don’t have commitment you won’t make it.

You can have commitment but without any talent, it might not be impossible but it will much be harder work.

Add great coaches to the mix – the team that think of every little thing that could possible enhance your performance and you are creating a recipe for success. He made a great statement – ‘If we can improve lots of little things by 1% then when you bunch them altogether, it will make a massive difference’.

Finally have a plan. Where do you want to be? Where are you now? What do you need to do to get there? That’s the plan. Then we work at executing the plan.

I love these thoughts and wonder how they would be played out when it comes to building local church? Maybe the equation would look more like this…

God-given Talent + Willingness to Commit + Holy Spirit + Intentional Development

…what do you think? Can we really afford to miss one of this out if we want to see local church grow, lives changed and the Kingdom of God extended?

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