2017 and Becoming Bigger

keep-learning-001-001The final question is simple but dangerous too.

After all the reflection and looking forward, the challenge to answer the difficult questions with honesty and getting ready for 2017, this question is all about me.

How can I help you in 2017?

How can I help you in providing the right kind of resource and what to talk about here on the site?

How can I help you as your Pastor? 

How can I help you grow bigger – in your walk with God, as a leader, in finding your fit and discovering more about God and all He has for you?

Obviously, it’s not all about me or on me. But as much as I want my own world to be ‘bigger’ in 2017, I am making space so I can help others. To say ‘yes’ as often as I can. To challenge. To ask the questions. To resource. To see all who want to become ‘bigger’ too. I don’t just want to be someone who asks a whole host of questions without providing the resource to go with them.

There has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that the God who started this great work in you would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish on the very day Christ Jesus appears [Philippians 1:6 The Message]

Praying God’s very best over you and yours in 2017. Praying that it will be the ‘biggest’ and the ‘best’ year yet. Praying that whatever comes your way, your faith in God will keep you through it all. Praying that you know how much God is for you, with you and has given everything for you. Amen.

Inviting Feedback [Friday Leaders Post]

Always better as a leader to invite feedback than only getting the feedback you receive uninvited.

Leaders need to be willing to learn and to be willing to listen. Leadership is about more than being right, it’s about being credible.

If I refuse to listen eventually people will stop talking to me. They will stop telling me things. The things I like to hear but also the things I need to hear, however difficult they might be.

So here’s a great question for any leader to ask of their team and those who they have responsibility for…

If you were me, what would you do differently? 

Don’t be unnecessarily unkind and don’t be anonymous either in how you answer, but I am happy to hear your thoughts if you want to.