Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Takeaways from District Council...potpourri of thoughts...

So I was in meetings yesterday for the WM team and then services last night and here are a few takeaways...

First of all, we heard the song "Pants on the Ground" (from American Idol) referenced by a district official before he took the offering.  Priceless! 

Last night our district supt was preaching, and on the subject of burnout he brought up the point that when a car is out of gas it doesn't make it a bad car, it just means it's out of gas.  You don't pull into the gas station and start beating on the car and say, "this car is  terrible piece of junk!" just because it's out of gas.  You just put gas in it.  Good point.  (Although my husband brought up to me that if Dustin's truck was out of gas he probably would beat on it and say, "this is a terrible piece of junk!"  ha ha ha!)

Yesterday in our leadership team meeting, Marsha brought up this truth:  "if you love, you're a success."  LOVE that.

Also she challenged us as to some principles of leadership such as...are we willing to handle the tough people?  Are we willing to correct, confront, console, comfort?  These are all a part of ministry. 

Indeed.

Lots of things to think about, going forward. 

By the way, the council is being held at the Renaissance Hotel at Sea World.  Very nice place conducive to large and small meetings, and connecting to share with friends.    Good times.  Finally back to my room at 12:40 am after sharing late night fellowship with friends...early morning meeting, so ttfn...

1 comment:

Lynda Young said...

"if you love, you're a success." I love that also. It's a great thing to remember.