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July 29th, 2008

by Craig Groeschel

Think Ahead

Successful people are often great at anticipating.

  • If you want to be promoted as an assistant, anticipate how you can better serve your boss.
  • If you want to be successful in business, anticipate what the market will do.
  • If you want to be successful in church, prayerfully anticipate. What new thing is God going to bless?

I try to think ahead by asking questions like these:

  • How are people relating differently? What will relationships and community look like in two years?
  • How are people going to communicate in the future?
  • What future technology/innovation can help spread the gospel?
  • What trends (business, entertainment, philanthropy, etc.) will affect the church?

Think ahead.

I’d love to hear your theories or ideas about what is coming in the church.



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July 28th, 2008

by Craig Groeschel

Think Big!

My good friend and church consultant, Dr. Chand, sent me an email. At the bottom by his signature, he listed 5 ways to think. This week, I’ll expand on his five thoughts.

Think BIG!

Someone once said, “If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.”

I believe one of the biggest ministry challenges in our day is small vision.

When I started our church in 1996, I dreamed of leading a church of 2000 people. My vision was way too small.

This morning I’m presenting a few ideas to our directional leaders about ways we can possibly reach a lot more people. (I’m not ready to write about these ideas. They are still in the prayer and discussion phase.)

Without intentional effort, most people tend to think small, play it safe, and avoid risks.

With God’s help, I’m going to Think BIG!

Is God honored by the size of your vision?



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