Friday, March 14, 2008

Laser Focus

Had the privilege of spending some time on Tuesday with Gary Lamb lead pastor at Revolution Church in Canton, Georgia and the awesome staff there.

They have an incredible vision for their city and county to reach 1000's of people who do not know Jesus. Here are some of the things that stood out to me.

  • They have a very clear understanding of why they do church - for the unchurched.
  • They don't have everything figured out and like most of us are adjusting as they go.
  • What they have figured out is that people that don't know God are their priority.
  • EVERYTHING they do lines up with this priority. Venue, music, teaching, video, graphics etc is put together with the unchurched in mind.
  • They try to keep things uncluttered and simple without a 1001 activities to keep Christians busy. Or as I think Gary put it stuck in the Christian ghetto.
  • They will not compromise on this vision just to keep a few Christians happy.
  • They have a great team of passionate staff who are on the same page.
  • They are willing to take risks.
Its easy to talk about a vision its harder to implement. It takes courage to continually stand up and declare time and time again this is where we are going and nothing is going to get in the way. Its easy to find reasons to compromise. Gary is certainly courageous and even if it means some people just don't get it and bail out he his team and church remain focused on connecting with people that do not know God.

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