I have had limited access to the Internet over the last week or so on my visit to the Willow Creek Leadership Summit. It was truly an incredible experience. It overwhelmed, inspired and challenged me all at the same time. It also equipped me to go on a journey to become a better and more effective leader. More of that in forthcoming posts I am sure. If you are in the UK do not miss the UK version - the Global Leadership Summit taking place all over the UK in September and October. Make sure you and as many people from your church attend. The return on your investment will be huge.
Whilst in the US I decided to travel to visit Granger Community Church. I have connected to them through Tim Stevens and his blog so thought it was time to connect in person. Tim unfortunately was on vacation but he arranged for us to have a tour of their buildings and facilities. Thanks to Shelly and John for putting up with us and all our questions. It was great to see what God is doing in Granger though this church. Their Children's ministry was amazing. Don't tell our Children's Pastor (actually my wife Nicola) or our budget in that area could increase.
It was great to be part of one of their services and see so many people connecting to God. I love it when church a church realises that its mission is to reach out to people who don't know God yet instead of focusing on meeting the demands of those who already know the God of the universe already. Everything about what they did seemed to have connecting to the unchurched. After all that's what we are here for isn't it. If you want you can watch their service on line.