Whether its a NEW SERVICE or a NEW CAMPUS when it comes to LAUNCHING any new initiative INFORMATION MATTERS.  Let me clarify not just information, but GOOD INFORMATION.

Its IMPERATIVE to have GOOD INFORMATION if you are going to make GOOD DECISIONS.

At GRANITE we use an ONLINE DATABASE, but what you may not know is that a DATABASE only reports back to you what you put into it, lol!  So its IMPORTANT to try (because its very hard to do) to keep your DATABASE CLEAN and UP-TO-DATE.

As LEADERS, yes we are driven by FAITH!  We realize WITHOUT FAITH its impossible to please GOD.  But that does not take away from our responsibility to DO OUR PART.  

Mark chapter 6 records the miracle of the FEEDING OF THE 5,000.  Within the account JESUS asks the question in verse 38, "HOW MUCH BREAD DO YOU HAVE?".  What JESUS Says next is HUGE, BIG, I mean GINORMOUS, and it either was a response to either the look on the disciple faces, or maybe something they said that initiated the next recorded words of JESUS.  

What are those recorded words?  I know you want to know, lol.  JESUS tells them , "GO AND FIND OUT."  WOW!  There is so much for us as leaders to glean just from these few short words, but here's two simple things...

1.  Before STARTING/LAUNCHING/MULTIPLYING make sure you have GOOD DATA.  
     Know what you have and access what you need.

2.  Be encouraged because WHEN WE DO OUR PART, JESUS WILL 
   DO HIS PART!  After all an entire community was fed that day!

AS A LEADER BE IN THE KNOW, BECAUSE IF YOU'RE GONNA GROW, YOU GOTTA KNOW!