From DVD of Willow Creek GLS last year – watched with staff team today.
Parable of talents. – Luke 8
Despite how bountifully the seed is sown (the good news of God’s love). Some people reject it- but don’t get discouraged. Some of it will land on good soil, too.
The maths of this is amazing for the seed rejection ratio – he says there’s a 75% rejection rate.
But then look at the maths of the tree that represents someone who says yes and has their life changed. How much is produced by a transformed life.
We want to see more trees!
So – what must I do?
PLANT MORE SEED!
To overcome the rejection maths. Don’t just complain about the rejection rate!
Plant different kinds of seed.
We have to sow a lot more seed in our communities.
Just Walk Across The Room
You will see more trees.
Leader – this depends on you. The church takes its cues from you. One of the fundamental requirements of a leader is to learn, experiment and stay curious. So entropy will not occur on your watch. Become incessant tinkerers. Keep thinking how to do it better.
Change your middle name to BETTER.
And inspire everyone around you to get better.
Because trees are worth it!