In GROWING and MULTISITE CHURCHES one of the challenges that has to be
addressed and revisited constantly is the issue of MINISTRY PRIORITIES. In
a GROWING and MULTIPLYING CHURCH we have to be careful of jumping into ALL
WE CAN DO at the neglect of WHAT WE MUST DO! Take a second and read that
again.

One of the things we have said for years at GRANITE is WHAT GOT US HERE
WON'T GET US THERE and its true. HOWEVER the constant tension is working to
KEEP THE MAIN THINGS THE MAIN THINGS! With every thing we COULD DO there
are certain things we MUST DO as LEADERS.

As leaders we MUST stay focused on TEACHING THE WORD, FELLOWSHIP, BREAKING
OF BREAD and PRAYER. This was and continues to BE GODS HEART according to
ACTS 2:42. As point leaders we must stay focused on making sure these
continue to be the priority of the church and the MINISTRY WE LEAD.

But what about all the other things that HAVE TO GET DONE in order to
continue GROWING and STAYING HEALTHY? Thats where raising up and developing
your leadership base comes in. Everyone is gifted by GOD to serve THE BODY,
and part of growing disciples is CALLING OUT OF PEOPLE WHAT GOD HAS PUT IN
HIS PEOPLE. Then committing and implementing strategic systems for
development, continued training and encouragement.

Way to many LEADERS get caught in MINISTRY TASKS (that have to get done),
at the sacrifice of the LEADERS PRIORITIES. We can not and should not do
EVERYTHING by ourselves, but MATURE and GROWING LEADERS still know how to
GET THINGS DONE through TEAM WORK, influence, and clear communication.

What we do matters and we cannot afford to let the GOOD THINGS replace the
BEST THINGS we should be investing our time and energy in. Everything is
important to get done, but not everything SHOULD BE DONE by you.

So how do we get there? NEXT POST...

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