A few days ago I read an excellent article by Mark Batterson offering tips for high capacity leaders. Batterson is the pastor of National Community Church, a thriving multisite church in the Washington D.C. area. Over the years, I have apprenticed myself to him via his books and blog. This article is a great example of why.
Here are a few of my take-aways.
- Your destiny isn’t a mystery. Your destiny is the cumulative decisions you make.
- Negativity is a cancer.
- No margin = no vision.
- If you listen to God, people will listen to you.
- If your life is interesting, your messages will be interesting (what does that say about boring preaching!).
- Don’t try to be who you are not.