Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Radicalis - Rick Warren


Thanks to the wonders of live streaming over the Internet I had the privilege of watching the Radicalis conference from Saddleback Church, Orange County, LA.

I caught the first 2 speakers, Rick Warren & Perry Noble. (8 hours time difference makes it hard to see it all) Rick explained why he used the name Radicalis. It is where we get our word Radical from. We tend to think of radical as being on the edge, being extreme. The reality is that being Radical is more about being determined to get back to the ROOT of something, and that is what the conference was about, getting back to the roots.

Here are some of Ricks thoughts:

  • Everyone wants to be a leader no one wants to be a servant.
  • The church doesn't need servant leaders it needs servants.
  • We're looking for better methods & God is looking for better men.
  • Most people are spiritual zombies wondering through church life without really being engaged.
  • What you are in private determines who you lead in public. HUA!
  • There is no correlation between the size and strength of a church. Bigger is not automatically better. Better is better.
  • You don't get credit for starting the race you get credit for finishing it well.
  • How do you know when a church has roots? It was fruit.
  • At saddleback church we have figured out how to move people from come and see to come and die. BOOM!
  • What the world is looking for is an authoritative message though a humble personality.
  • You cant make God stop loving you. you can try but you will fail.
  • God is not mad at you he is mad about you
  • Your gifts are not given to you for your benefit but for radical devotion to God- rick warren.

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