This Sunday we have our final preview for Centerpoint before we go weekly on January 4th and I couldn’t be more excited! It’s the close of one chapter and the beginning of something fresh and new. I am humbled and amazed at how far we have come since the vision casting and brainstorming started last fall and I can’t wait to see where God takes us and we continue to follow the vision of Centerpoint.
If you haven’t checked us out yet but have been wanting to this Sunday night is a perfect time. You can get all the details on our web-site and feel free to contact us with any questions you might have.
In closing I have learned several things along this journey I would like to share with you. If you ever hope to start something new, whether in the business, church realm or otherwise, I think you will find these suggestions particularly relevant:
1) Lead by example. Starting something new takes time, effort, commitment and people. If you don’t fully believe in what your doing it will be hard to dedicate yourself to the first three areas and the fourth won’t come unless people first see your ability to passionately live out the first three.
2) Expect opposition. If your taking something old (church) and doing it in a new way (Centerpoint) you will face skepticism and your ideas will likely be challenged. This opposition must be channeled towards motivation if you want to remain committed to the vision otherwise you will flounder in feelings of isolation and defeat.
3) Open up your circle. Constantly surround yourself with new and fresh ideas by inviting people into your group who think differently from you. Fresh ideas can only truly come from someone with a fresh perspective and this is where true creativity will happen.