The Simple Power of Focusing on One Thing in a Revitalization

Episode #81
February 21, 2019
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Focusing on one thing makes you make decisions on both what to do and what not to do. That often leads to greater results.

Some highlights from today’s episode:

  • Many church leaders do not feel like they are accomplishing something unless they are busy.
  • Church outreach programs and ministries need time to take root. They often produce long term results.
  • When our lives get complex, we tend to panic, get frustrated, or withdraw.
  • Small ministry wins in a church can create excitement and momentum for even bigger growth.

The six reasons that we discuss are:

  1. You have to begin somewhere
  2. Complexity leads to confusion and complacency
  3. Helps the heart and attitude of the leader
  4. The power of low-hanging fruit
  5. Makes you focus on what really matters
  6. Helps you to say no

Resources mentioned in this episode include:

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